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Should I also submit a cover letter to somebody I know who told me to submit my resume to her?

An acquaintance of mine knows that I have been looking for a job. She happens to be a director of the human resources department of the company and she asked me to submit my resume to her and she could try to help me out. Is it necessary for me to submit a cover letter to her although she requested that I submit my resume to her and there's not a specific position that I'm applying for.

Asked By: FraSpa - 12/6/2010
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You should include a cover letter anyway. Just say something like here's my resume which you requested I send to you. I really appreciate your help. Please let me know if there is any other information you need from me. Looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you.
Answered By: Texperson - 12/6/2010
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Yes I would.
Answered By: Sandy K - 12/6/2010
 
I would definitely send a cover letter as well as a resume. It looks much more professional to have both CL and resume together. You can highlight your qualifications and experience in your cover letter, even though the position at the company is unknown. For more ideas or to contact me for more help with your cover... More
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Answered By: KristinaWyatt - 12/6/2010
 
yes, you should send a cover letter with the resume. This is a great way to get the attention of the hiring manager. Reference the person that you know in the cover letter along with your qualifications that you feel would be appropriate for a job that you want... More
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Answered By: Connie Weltzer - 12/6/2010
 
I would. A cover letter can strengthen your candidacy and increase your odds of landing an interview. It tells the employer who you are and why they want you, it showcases your writing ability, it lets you highlight your strengths, it shows that you're serious about the opportunity, it makes up for a resume that can't... More
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Answered By: Leslie - 12/7/2010
 
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