I am currently looking for work. I found an potential job on a job site I visit, which directed me to apply through the company web site. Ok, no problem.
So I go to the site and fill out this online form and upload my résumé. I expect to be asked for a cover letter/introductory text on the next screen. But no–just a screen that confirms I have applied for job number whatever. I received an e-mail with my password to be able to update my file on-line, but it doesn’t confirm that I have applied for the job.
Now, for once I was actually quite happy with the cover letter I prepared. I couldn’t find an e-mail for human resources on the site. They give the head office postal address as the contact information for human resources (which is where I would be working if I got the job). So do I send a paper cover letter and résumé to HR at that address explaining that I want to highlight why I am such a great fit for the job and also because I didn’t get a confirmation e-mail? Or is HR just going to be annoyed for getting more paper? Also, is not requesting a cover letter normal? It seems to me that it is almost as important as the résumé itself!