Question: What piece of paper should be included
with every resume sent out and is as important as the resume
Answer: The cover letter.
Each job response you send should include a one-page cover
letter tailored to the situation, company, and position.
A cover letter sells you by showcasing qualifications that
specifically match the needs of the employer. Use it to
show why you're the perfect candidate for the job and to
highlight relevant experience and specific skills. Rather
than focusing on your wants or needs, show the company what
you can do for them.
Have you got a referral from a friend or member of your
network? Mention it upfront in your cover letter where it's
sure to be noticed. Also, a cover letter is your opportunity
to gain and maintain control over communication with the
company. In the final paragraph, mention that you'll call
on a specific day to make sure your resume was received
and to set up a time for an interview.
Make sure that your resume and cover letter work in sync:
it's okay if their information overlaps or includes different
details, but it's definitely not okay if they contradict