Most job posts ask potential applicants to submit a resume and cover letter to a manager’s email address or company inbox. Some ask applicants to upload these documents through the company website, or submit them using a company-specific app.
Most of the time, it’s easy to comply with this request—After all, you already have these documents handy (with the help of Free Resume Builder), and they already represent you as the perfect candidate for the position. But what should you do if you’re asked to submit a resume only? And in a more common scenario, how should you respond to a real person or network contact who says “Give me your resume! I’ll pass it along.”
Can your resume head out into the world alone, without its cover letter companion, and land you a job all by itself? Should it have to? Here’s how to respond when a cover letter isn’t requested.