A survey conducted by CareerBuilder.com revealed that 20% of hiring managers automatically dismiss any resume submitted without a cover letter. Therefore, it is always a good idea to include a cover letter with your resume if you want to ensure your resume will be looked at.
Although many job experts admit to going straight to an applicant’s resume without looking at their cover letter, it looks more professional when the job seeker takes the extra step to include one.
With a cover letter, the applicant has an additional opportunity to concisely explain their objective, answer any questions that may have been in the job posting to which they are applying, and address anything that wasn’t included in their resume.
Consider letting MCK Resume Services help you come up with a killer combination resume and cover letter that will get you noticed.