Should I write a cover letter for every job?
Composing a lot of cover letters during a job search can be challenging and time-consuming. If you're wondering if you should include a cover letter, the short answer is yes. You should almost always submit a cover letter, even if it is not required, but there are a few exceptions.
Are cover letters dead?
Not to mention, considering how big of a role social media is playing in the recruiting process, the cover letter is very likely becoming obsolete. A recent study by the Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that 84% of employers use social media to recruit job applicants.
Do hiring managers want cover letters?
The paradox is that even though they might not always read cover letters, most hiring managers always want them. The benefit for you is that whether it's read or not a cover letter always makes a good impression.