13. Responding to a Plea for Help

A: Hey, Richard, I could sure use your help.

B: What is it, Jerry?

A: I can't seem to land an interview.

B: Have you applied to many places?

A: Yes I have. I've sent out about 50 resumes.

B: Did you include cover letters?

A: On some I did, others, no.

B: Well, that may be your problem. You should always include a cover letter.

A: Really? Why?

B: It shows you took the time to research the company. HR people like that.

A: Okay, I will. Thanks.

B: You're welcome. I think you will see more interest in your resume now.