Your thoughts on cover letters — outdated or useful?
I think we need to generally nix them. There are so many other ways to stand out to potential employers using LinkedIn, online portfolios, and Fairygodboss ?.
I also think that it takes so much effort to personalize every letter — which was fine in the days of applying to one or two jobs in the newspaper, but there is so much competition now when applying online, you often have to apply to about 100+ jobs before getting an interview.
In a nutshell, I am not a fan of cover letters. ?