/ Asked by Levi
How is the cover letter different from the resume?
Answered by John, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Monday, December 1, 2014
Although a cover letter and resume are submitted together when applying for a job, there are differences between them. Your resume should provide the recruiter/employer a better idea of your experience, both academic and previous work experience. The purpose of the resume is to generate enough interest to get you an interview. Employers view hundreds of resumes a week so be sure to give them a reason to look at yours. The cover letter on the other hand is to show the reader how your previous experiences apply to the job you are currently applying for. It gives more of a narrative of what you can bring to the company.
Answered by Dustin, Hiring Expert at HP Inc., on Monday, December 1, 2014
A cover letter provides you with the opportunity to distinguish yourself for a role with your own words, more so than a resume may be able to. Within a cover letter you have the opportunity to help frame the story that relates to your skills, experiences, accomplishments and career objectives. 

A strong cover letter can potentially help you edge out other competitive candidates if written well and tailored for the specific job which you are applying.  
Answered by Sharon, Hiring Expert at Mutual of Omaha, on Monday, December 1, 2014
A cover letter should quickly spell out for a review why you are specifically qualified for the job you are applying for. It should compare their advertised requirements to your specific qualifications. A resume is a summary of your skills, work history, and education.
Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015
A resume is a summary of your employment history, accomplishments and education. It is matter of fact and states your experiences. While a cover letter is a quick snapshot of who you are and why you would be great for this position.
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