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An Elusive Cover Letter – Is It Needed and How to Write

A cover letter is perhaps the most baffling part of the recruitment process. Your motivation seems straightforward – you need to earn money. So what is the point of writing a separate letter about this? And yet everybody seem to expect it. What to do? I’ll focus today on why and when a cover letter is necessary, how to write one and what the most common mistakes are when drafting it Letter from the past Let us start by investigating the origin of the cover letter idea. Nowadays, it seems to be a totally unnecessary step, but cover letters start to make sense if you go back 10-15 years. In those ancient times, candidates had to physically post their applications,…

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