Myth: When potential employers look at your resumé they will see the relevance of the qualifications for the job for which you are applying.
Reality: Most people scan a resumé the first time they look at it, so don’t assume they will see all the points you want them to see. A well crafted cover letter should highlight the skills and experience you feel are relevant to the job. This will draw attention to the things you want to be sure they know about you. Question: But what if nobody reads the cover letter? Answer: So what if they don’t? What if they do?…there in NO downside to sending a good, professional cover letter with your resumé.