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Alex ChiouTech Lead @ Robinhood, Meta, Course Hero

Cover Letters

Cover letters are one of many roadblocks predatory tech companies put in your way during the application process. They convince software engineer job candidates that they can win with gushy words, but this is almost never the case. This lesson teaches you:

  • The very minimal impact cover letters have on the hiring loop
  • The rare situations where cover letters can actually work
  • What to do if a cover letter is required for a company you aren't genuinely ultra-passionate about