Cover Letter Troubles? We’ve Got You Covered

Last week, we talked about establishing your personal brand and what that looks like. As a young professional, it’s especially important now to stand out among your peers than ever before.

In addition to struggling with this component of the job application process, many millennials make another common mistake, especially in applying for government jobs: leaving out a cover letter. While several agencies and platforms, including USAJobs, list cover letters as “optional,” many employers say lack of a cover letter in an application is an efficient way to screen out candidates who simply did not take the time or effort.

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