Is a cover letter still so important as it used to be? I read in some job related forums that generally a hiring manager just skips the cover letter and heads straight to the resume.
Yes, cover letters are still important. It's like an introduction that gives the reader an idea about what to expect from your letter. It's best to have it printed on the same stationery as your main document, so print a set of letterheads for a more personal touch.
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