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    Do I need a cover letter?

    Found a job I am going to apply for. The ad says nothing about a cover letter, just send resume. Do I really need to write a cover letter?

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    i'm going to drink a pint of choco
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    i'm going to drink a pint of choco
    How does this help him in anyway,shape or form???


    And as for your question CD, if it didn't really ask for it don't but be sure to put on the outside of a envelope you put it in the job your applying for so they have some sort of idea what is going on

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    Are you emailing it, snail mail or sending via some web site? I would say for snail mail, yes, for sure. Email, maybe or just some sort of thing introducing yourself and showing your interest while attaching your resume. Web site, just send resume.

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    I would send one. It lets you show some personality that a resume can't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainman View Post
    I would send one. It lets you show some personality that a resume can't.
    I agree

    Negative rep points for Brent

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    Without question "Yes". A cover letter should be part of a resume, they go together.

    The cover letter is a formal introduction, a chance to sell yourself and separate your personality from others, to make yourself stand above other applicants.
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    i would. too much is better than not enough. really it would not be too much.
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    I would include it as well. Worst case scenario you include it and it hits the trash rather than no cover letter and your resume hits the trash.

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    Always include a cover letter weather its asked for or not.

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    I would just to show them that you could write an effective résumé. I do not see it hurting you in any way. In today’s job market, you need every advantage you can get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainbow View Post
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    This MS has caused me some weird problems, I have to look up the proper way to spell the homophone to that word every time. I’m just a like a deer stuck in the headlights a majority of the time. Just standing around with a stupid look on my face. I have my moments of clarity here and there but those moments are getting further and further apart as time goes by.
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    Thanks everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    I agree

    Negative rep points for Brent
    oh no, negative rep points, whatever shall i do, my life is over
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    oh no, negative rep points, whatever shall i do, my life is over
    Did you ever see negative points?

    ok then.

    Added to question why you'd make an utterly worthless post in the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    Did you ever see negative points?

    ok then.

    Added to question why you'd make an utterly worthless post in the thread.
    what's it to you? CD knows I didn't mean anything by it, just goofing off

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    What's to me? I'm just tired of you.

    And the fact that you're posting yet another moronic violence towards women image you should be banned for, does nothing to change my opinion of you as someone who should have stayed banned a long time ago.

    You're sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    And the fact that you're posting yet another moronic violence towards women image you should be banned for,
    "Would you mind not standing on my chest, my hats on fire." - The Doctor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    What's to me? I'm just tired of you.

    And the fact that you're posting yet another moronic violence towards women image you should be banned for, does nothing to change my opinion of you as someone who should have stayed banned a long time ago.

    You're sick.
    Positive rep points on the way!

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    Good grief.

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