I am currently dealing with incoming resumes for a position at my company and I am APPALLED at the way resumes are handed in now.
They literally email over two attachments (their resume and cover letter), nothing written in the body of the email.
My opinion is as follows: if you cannot manage to cut-n-paste your cover letter into the body of your email, then I cannot manage to consider you. This initial act of laziness, lack of communication and lack of respect towards a person in a hiring position shows your disregard for work ethic, at a glance.
Level up, people. This is so pathetic.
Here is a snippet of what I get to read through:
"I have experience for what you need. I have been doing customer service over the phone. At one company I was one of eight given an award for helping to grow that company. I work in the entertainment industry, and I have a reliable car. Also, I'm good with people."
*GAG* The lack of transitional skills from one line of thought to the next pains my writer's soul.
Frankly, if you can compose two three lines of text that show some semblance of cognitive thinking, you are head and shoulders above today's job submissions.