Why Covers Letters Matter

Denny Hatch writes a e-newsletter looking at current news and how it affects one's career. Every issue contains Takeaway Points- bulleted one and two- liners that summarize why a particular issue might be worth reading. Here is one on cover letters that hits home.
"A great cover letter is the golden key to any job search. Yet despite a glut of advice books and websites, an estimated 85% of cover letters are so flawed that senders never land an interview, career coaches say." Joann S. Lublin, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal