Who doesn’t want to stand out in a pool of job applicants? For the longest time, cover letters have been the competitive edge of determined applicants. In fact, three years ago, cover letters were deemed essential for an applicant to submit, because they set the mood for the resume and told the candidate’s story. A strong and well-written cover letter meant a strong candidate.

Fast forward to today, and you’ll find that the rise of social media and countless recruiting software platforms have pushed cover letters to be ignored. Is the cover letter dead? According to an article from Fortune, 90% of the hiring managers, HR representatives, and recruiters interviewed said they did not read cover