So with all the brevity online with Twitter and emails, maybe the wordy one page or multi-paragraph email cover letter is as archaic as the typewriter. An online resume is more than enough, right?
No so, according to study developed by OfficeTeam and conducted by an independent research firm. The firm interviewed 150 randomly chosen senior executives at top coporations. Executives said cover letters were very valuable (23%) or somewhat valuable (63%) and only 14% said not valuable at all.
In addition, your competitors are sending cover letters, as 80% of the execs said cover letters were either very or somewhat common.
You can check out the the full news release on the OfficeTeam site.