Is a cover letter really necessary?
A cover letter is a chance to tell the employer, in narrative form, why they should hire you over another candidate. It is important to include a cover letter even if it is not required. A cover letter should not simply be a summary of the information that is on your resume, but an original document that allows you use your own voice to express how your skills and experience match with what the employer is seeking. Including a cover letter will set you apart from those who only submit a resume. A cover letter is also your chance to demonstrate your writing and communication skills.