Job seekers often ask if they should submit a cover letter with their resume—and the answer is always a resounding YES! But, why? What purpose does the cover letter serve and why is it so important—even when job applications do not require it?

Whether the job application asks for a cover letter or not, going above and beyond is always a good idea. At the end of the day, no hiring manager will rule you out for submitting one, but you may lose out on the job if you don’t. If used correctly, a cover letter can actually be one of the most effective ways to stand apart as an applicant.

A cover letter provides a narrative as for why you are interested in the position, how you would be a fit for the role, highlights your unique skills and accomplishments, and gives the hiring manager the chance to see what you can bring to the table that no other applicant can. The cover letter also helps show you have done your homework on the position, and you have a genuine interest in the position—you’re not just frantically mass applying to jobs.

A well written cover letter helps you stand out among a pool of applicants, and it may be the deciding factor between getting a call for an interview or not. Writing a cover letter may feel overwhelming and seem challenging, but don’t worry. We are here to help you. Cover letter writing is one of the many services we offer. Give us a call at 816-986-0909 or email, and let us help you stand apart with a great cover letter.