When should you write a cover letter?
When is a cover letter necessary? Do you need a cover letter? A cover letter is important and required if the job offer requires a cover letter, the employer, hiring manager, or recruiter requests one, you're applying directly to a person and know their name, or someone has referred you for the position.
Do banks read cover letters?
In 99% of cases, only small boutiques (or small private equity firms) actually care about cover letters. Big banks don't have the time to go through stacks of cover letters. They actually have time to read cover letters (occasionally).
Is it OK to hand write a cover letter?
The only place handwriting should appear on the cover letter is your signature. Handwriting a cover letter shows a lack of interest in the position, especially in a technological era where computers are easily accessible. Borrow a computer if you have to but always type or word process your cover letter.