Quick question: I submitted online application (cover letter, resume, additional info, etc.). I received a pre-screen call from an HR rep. Next, I was set up with the hiring manager for a technical phone screen. The next week, I was invited to interview on-site. So here’s the question, should I write another cover letter to include with my resume when I show up the day of the interview? -and- I have a group interview with the 4 or 5-person team I am applying to join, so should I tailor letters to each member, or just the hiring manager?
Cover letters. As much as they require more work, cover letters are a great opportunity to cover qualifications we can’t fully explain in our resumes. In addition, they help personalize job applicants to enable them to come across more as real people to potential employers. If you throw together a cover letter in the hopes that nobody will actually read it, you might be missing a chance to land the job. To take advantage of a cover letter's full potential, follow these steps below. You’ll find advice on formatting, reviewing, and researching cover letters. You will also find links to three free samples, which you can copy and adapt to your own personal cover letter.
If one applies to one job then the chances are that that person won’t get that job. I am applying for ACA training contracts. I guarantee that no matter how custom made I make my cover letter, I won’t get a position if I send it to only one company. I have got a list of 86 employers that have vacancies. 86 might give me a 5% chance when compared with just 1 application. However I can’t spend 2 hours on each cover letter for 86 employers – it’s simply not possible. But trust me, I WANT their jobs and I have commitment.