A cover letter is an important tool that lets you show that your skills and work experience meet the employer’s expectations.
It allows you to address the recruiter’s needs by giving more context to your resume.
Yes, they almost always are!
80% of recruiters agree that, although not strictly necessary, a well-written cover letter gives you the opportunity to demonstrate that you are a great fit for the company you are applying for.
How important is a Cover Letter ?
A cover letter is an important component of the decision-making process among 83% of hiring managers, recruiters, and HR staff.
In a separate question, 83% respondents claimed that a great cover letter can secure you an interview even if your resume isn’t good enough.