On the one hand, about half of tech companies
have cover letter fields in their application forms, and 65% of fast-growing startups do too. On the other hand, the cover letter fields are mostly optional, and job recruiters spend only a few seconds
on each application. We match companies with the most relevant candidates, so the need for a cover letter and extra test tasks usually goes down. You can also skip a lot of exhausting formalities, as almost all recruiters on 6nomads are CEOs, CTOs and team leads. Preparing a cover letter is still a great opportunity to:
✔ Practice self-reflection and review your work experience
✔ Improve your writing skills
✔ Prepare for an interview
✔ Explain any gaps in employment
There is no universal rule on how to write cover letters and what information to include. Usually, when reading a cover letter a hiring person wants to see the answers to the following questions:
- Do you know the name of our company?
- Why are you interested in the position?
- Why do you want to work for a particular company?
- How is your previous experience relevant to the job?
- What benefits will you bring?
- Do you love what you do?
The general idea is to show that you understand yourself, the industry, and the company you are going to work for. As you are applying for a remote role, make sure to highlight your ability to work remotely. Don't forget to check the final version of your cover letter for grammar and spelling mistakes using a free check tool