Myth: Nobody reads cover letters anymore. Why send one?
Reality: It’s true…some hiring managers don’t read cover letters, but most still do (at some point). A well-written cover letter serves as the introduction to your resumé, highlighting your strengths and reasons to look at your resumé, which in turn could lead to an interview. A cover letter is a sample of your writing skills and gives you the opportunity to show you know something about the company. Even if no one reads it, the fact that you bothered to write a cover letter gives the impression that you pay attention to detail and you are professional.
There is no downside to sending a cover letter with your resumé. Stand out from your competition with a great cover letter.