Great post by┬áDavid Heinemeier Hansson of 37 Signals about the importance of the cover letter in today’s job market.

So much time and energy is spent on resumes, that people often forget the cover letter. It’s crucial – it’s the first thing your prospective employer will read, and it’s often bad enough to get your materials put into the “no” pile instantly.

David’s post inspired me so much that I ended up writing a whole guide to “killing on the cover letter.” If you’d like a free copy, just subscribe to my email list.