You really don't want a cover letter? Really?
September 30, 2009 9:27 AM Subscribe
Has this job advertisement just been worded strangely, or do they really NOT want a cover letter for a specialized job opening?
posted by anonymous to work & money (12 answers total)
I'm about to apply to a specialized library position in a well-known museum's research center. It's a position that has a number of specific requirements, etc.
However! And this is the first time I've run into this in my field - they do NOT ask for a cover letter in the body of the advertisement for the job. The first sentence of the advertisement says "If interested, please follow the instructions found in the body of the posting." And then the end of the description notes, "To apply, send resume along with salary history and requirements to: [..address of institution..]"
In your experience, is a cover letter assumed to be required, as if it was part of the salary history and requirements? Or am I over-thinking this, and should send what they specifically ask for, and hope for the best?
Thanks in advance!