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Old 08-15-2016, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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I hear this a lot, here.

Can't help but think it is bad advice.


A CL is an opportunity to assemble in one place key bullets related to one's relevant experience and accomplishments in an easy to scan/read format.

It serves as a pre-close and quickly lets the RR know the person is competitively more qualified for the position [than everyone else in the stack of resumes].


I did not say that if the ad says they don't want a CL you should provide one, anyway. What I am saying is that if that door has been left open, then add a CL.


The worst that can happen is that the RR won't read it.

The best that can happen is that the RR sees right away how qualified the person is for the position and picks up the phone.




Paul..........

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Good advice.
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:19 PM
 
Location: The Windy City
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I applied to 23 jobs from January - March. About 25% of them required a cover letter. I submitted one even if it was optional.
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:26 AM
 
Location: The Windy City
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I've got another question for the pros. I've been at my current job for less than a year, so I thought I should explain why I'm wanting to leave. I've been including this little snippet in my cover letter: "I am happy at my current job, but I am seeking a position in a smaller town with a cooler climate".

Is that okay to include? It's the honest truth.
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:38 AM
 
Location: RI, MA, VT, WI, IL, CA, IN (that one sucked), KY
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I've got another question for the pros. I've been at my current job for less than a year, so I thought I should explain why I'm wanting to leave. I've been including this little snippet in my cover letter: "I am happy at my current job, but I am seeking a position in a smaller town with a cooler climate".

Is that okay to include? It's the honest truth.
No. Its the truth, but companies don't want to think you're wanting to work for them because of the climate, or even the city... they want to know you want to work for them and in that job.
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Old 09-16-2016, 02:03 PM
 
Location: KC, MO
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Good advice.

Apologies- I had not seen this.


Thanks very much, appreciated.




Paul..........

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