View Poll Results: What do you include with your application??

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  • Cover letter and resume

    4 44.44%
  • Just cover letter

    0 0%
  • Just resume

    3 33.33%
  • Neither, your application alone is sufficient

    2 22.22%
  1. #1
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    Default cover letters and resumes?

    Just curious what everyone thinks on this. I have always been told that including a resume with your FD application is generally a good Idea, but what about a cover letter? I Am applying to Phoenix at the moment and turn in my app at the end of this month. the City employment site calls for a cover letter and resume for most city jobs, but then again most city jobs rely solely on these Items for application. I plan to turn in my resume, but would a cover letter be too much paperwork included with my application and just get ignored?? thanks!

    =Karl=

  2. #2
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    Default Who will read it?

    Save a tree, most raters will not read the cover letter. I'm a one-page resume guy for entry level without a cover letter, not in a binder or folder. Do not give us a book. We will not read it. Don't send the raters on a treasure hunt. Write it believing the raters won’t go past the first page. Keep it simple.

    Captain Bob

    www.eatstress.com

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