Applying for a Job, Standing Out in the Crowd Make the Cover Letter Your Secret Weapon Facebook Prev Article Next Article My post today is actually a guest post on the Pongo Resume blog. It’s about cover letters. You need one. Here’s why. Photo by Michael Casey Get more stuff like this Don't miss a thing. Subscribe to new posts via email. Your email address will never be shared. Facebook Prev Article Next Article You may also like Is a Billboard the Way to Get Your Dream Job? 4 Ways to Handle Gender-Ambiguous Names How to Handle a Gap in Your Resume 3 (Possible) Exceptions to the Do-Not-Call Rule 3 (Possible) Exceptions to the Do-Not-Call Rule World’s Biggest Weenie or World’s Smartest Job Seeker? 2 Responses class factotum 7 years ago I’ve known smart people who were not the best writers, but I’ve never known a good writer who was not smart. Cover letters help recruiters make decisions. Marsha Keeffer 7 years ago Well worth reading – great job, Kerry! Cover letters help a candidate fill in blanks and tell their story – and that get’s you noticed, which results in a hire.