Are cover letters even used these days? Why should I bother with it?

October 24, 2017

 

A cover letter is your chance to stand out among applicants whose resumes look exactly like yours. When you're competing for a position with a pool of therapists who share similar experience and education, your cover letter can be what separates you from the rejection pile and the interview pile.

 

Cover letters are important assets that you can use to allow your experience to come to life. Whereas a resume lists generic details, like dates and titles, your cover letter can speak to your therapy and leadership experience on a deeper level.

 

If two candidates with the same experience apply for a position, but one provides a cover letter and the other doesn't, the employer will likely opt for the one with the cover letter. 

 

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