BCG Attorney Search's 2014-2015 Cover Letter Guide offers the definitive word on what makes an effective cover letter. The Guide offers helpful tips to make sure you do not make the kind of errors in your cover letter that your spellchecker will not catch. We also give you advice on what should be included in an effective letter and what is probably better left for the interview process.
Many people insist that the cover letter is the least important process of the job application process. As a legal recruiting firm, we can tell you that is not true. We receive thousands of resumes and cover letters from attorneys every year, and we continually see the same types of mistakes that we know could potentially deter a firm from hiring an otherwise perfect candidate.