Kill the Cover Letter and Résumé — Science of Us

For 265 and 266 job packet:

Researchers have finally built up enough solid science about human decision-making to confirm a belief held by many on both sides of the hiring equation: It’s time for the résumé and the cover letter to die.

via Kill the Cover Letter and Résumé — Science of Us.

Ask students what they think about the science and the arguments made about the subjectivity of reviewing resumes and cover letters. Have students read the article to frame class discussions about their purpose and audience for their resumes and cover letters.

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