The Rising Professional Package bundles together a resume and a cover letter, arming you with the most important materials for any job search. You may be under the impression that cover letters are unnecessary, but many potential employers view failing to include a cover letter as a red flag. A 2016 Careerbuilder survey revealed that 45% of recruiters habitually reject resumes submitted without cover letters.

In addition to giving you an advantage over less conscientious candidates, a well-written cover letter gives you the opportunity to express your personal interest in a particular role or explain a sticky situation in your job history. If you're targeting a new industry or re-entering the work force after a long absence, a cover letter is essential.