Hey @Caitlin! Great questions. Answers below:
- Do companies expect a cover letter to be included with our resume when we upload it?
We’ve heard everything from “cover letters are dead!” to “we don’t even look at applications if a cover letter isn’t submitted,” and everything in between.
So TLDR: It totally depends on the company and it’s always in good practice to research their hiring process. If that isn’t provided, I’d recommend including a cover letter anyway to display that you’re really tailoring your application to that specific role.
- How quickly do positions tend to get filled? Should I apply to postings as soon as possible?
Again, this depends on the individual company’s overall hiring process, but for the most part, applying for jobs sooner is a good idea. To receive notifications as soon as a job is posted, you can sign up for browser alerts (on the Category page) or email real-time alerts (here).
- Should I use keywords from the job postings in my resumes?
Yes, absolutely. For more tips on how, check out our recent blog post here.
- How many applicants apply to a typical job on WWR?
Another awesome question - anywhere between 50 and 300 on average.
Good luck with your job hunt and let us know if you have any other questions!