I'm applying for a job and it gives the option of including attachments such as references and transcripts, but then also says:
You are not required to submit a cover letter
Does this mean I can, but am not required to, submit a cover letter? As in doing so could increase my chance of getting hired, but not doing so wouldn't disqualify me?
Or it is a polite way to say I should not submit a cover letter? As in the simple fact that I submitted one would decrease my chance of getting hired, or disqualify me altogether, even if it's a really good cover letter?
While they can simply ignore it if they don't want it, they may get the impression that I can't follow instructions if there is one when they specifically don't want one.
I looked at some similar questions like Should I include a cover letter?, but in that case they explicitly say you can include it. Other related questions just discuss whether or not to include cover letters in general.