Is it OK to send a resume without a cover letter?

No, it is not OK to send a resume without a cover letter. The only time this would be acceptable is if the job ad specifically said “don’t bother sending a cover letter” which has never happened in the history of the world.

If the job you’re applying for requires a cover letter, then sending your resume without one guarantees you will be rejected.

When a cover letter is listed as optional, you should still send your resume with a cover letter. We believe that even if the ad states the cover letters are optional, deep down they still want you to write one.

Including a customised cover letter in your application helps make a really positive impression and proves that you aren’t just sending out bulk applications.

In our opinion, there is no excuse for not including one.

 

Meg Salter
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
[email protected]
Linkedin: @meg-salter
Kate Bartlett
Co-Founder & Co-CEO
[email protected]
Linkedin: @bartlettkate

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  • Fill-in-the-blanks to include all relevant information
  • Access pre-written text to copy and edit
  • Utilise the RecruitableHub job tracking dashboard
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