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Old 04-17-2019, 11:25 AM
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Default cover letter for new FSA

this may be a dumb question - but if I'm a new FSA, is it important to submit a cover letter when applying for a new position?
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You should be going through a recruiter, in which case not really.
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company is only using internal recruiters
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Lame. I'm not sure I've seen a cover letter from any experienced candidate we've had. If so, I never saw it, as an interviewer (not hiring manager). Probably more harm than good.
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Cover letters are useless for actuarial jobs, most of the time.
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I've never seen them required. Sometimes they'll be listed as optional. I refuse to write cover letters.
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that's what I figured, but someone was trying to convince me otherwise.

would you all say that if the candidate was applying for a position in something unrelated to their prior work? like moving from reserving to ALM.
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You should be going through a recruiter, in which case not really.
interesting general thought here. Do you really think going through recruiter is the only way to go?
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that's what I figured, but someone was trying to convince me otherwise.

would you all say that if the candidate was applying for a position in something unrelated to their prior work? like moving from reserving to ALM.
I don't think that's unrelated. And I stand by my refusal to write cover letters. It makes sense to contact a hiring manager by email to request a casual conversation about the position. Attaching a resume to such email makes sense. Attaching a separate cover letter just seems silly to me.
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