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 Angry Candidates of the World, Unite! Candidate Rage (And Why it Might Be Your Fault) Why Candidate Pipelines Are Good For You 3 (Possible) Exceptions to the Do-Not-Call Rule 7 Ways You Can Use Your Phone to Screw Yourself Out of a Job Opportunity Should I Write a Thank-You Note After the Interview? 2 Responses class factotum 6 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 6 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.