Ask Your Boss: Does A Cover Letter Matte...

How do you feel about cover letters? I always try to do three brief paragraphs – not too long but still customized to the job. Do you ever read those? When we do recruiting, I give a lot of weight to cover letters…but I don’t know if they really matter to people doing the hiring. I have to admit that I do not give a lot of weight to a cover letter when selecting a candidate for an interview. Most of the time I do not even request a cover letter to accompany an application. Honestly, I don’t have time to read through tons of cover letters, and later plough...