No, you should not leave that section blank, simply because the cover letter may, or may not, be passed on through the system with the application form.


Even if they do have access to the cover letter, someone reviewing dozens of applications is unlikely to go read one in case it has the answer to a question in the application that was left blank. At a minimum, copy-paste the relevant paragraph from the cover letter, even do not have any more detail to add.


No question in an application form should go unanswered (unless it's innappropiate). It is not unusual for there to be redundancy in all sorts of communication, and as has been mentioned already, the answer to the application may be read by someone who is not provided the cover letter. I also would be hesitant to simply copy what is in your cover letter. ...


I got my first job out of college because of my bachelors thesis (related to computer aided software engineering), and the hiring manager told me so at the time. How likely is this to occur? Hard to tell. However, I was steered to that job by my recruiter, who was quite capable. She filtered out poor matches and used what she knew about me, including my ...

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