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 An Application is Not a Marriage Proposal 7 Ways You Can Use Your Phone to Screw Yourself Out of a Job Opportunity 3 (Possible) Exceptions to the Do-Not-Call Rule Should I Write a Thank-You Note After the Interview? How to Get Noticed in a Sea of Candidates The Ad Was Perfect. Why Didn’t They Call Me? 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.