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Do Employers Look At A Resume Or Cover Letter First

Do employers look at a resume or cover letter first?

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It varies among employers, but many tend to look at a candidate's resume first as it provides a quick overview of the candidate's qualifications, education, and work experience. The cover letter then provides additional context and highlights the reason why the candidate is interested in the position and the company. However, it is also not uncommon for some employers to prioritize the cover letter over the resume.

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Volen Vulkov
Volen Vulkov is a resume expert and the co-founder of Enhancv. He applies his deep knowledge and experience to write about a career change, development, and how to stand out in the job application process.
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