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    This is pretty much what it says on the tin. My friend works at a law firm which sends an internal email to everyone there listing their vacancies and asking them to recommend anyone they this is suitable. He's decided he's going to recommend me and asked me to forward him my CV but will I also need to do a cover letter?

    He didn't think of a cover letter but when I asked him he said it couldn't hurt. I have hardly any details of the job going so it would be a bit tricky writing one and, to be honest, I don't really fancy wasting my time if its not necessary. Any ideas on the correct protocol here?

    I think you should ask him about the job and write one, just the done thing really. I think regardless of career level it's good practice so I wouldn't really see it as 'wasting your time'. Equally you can use this cover letter as a template to writing any future ones should you need to.

    It could be they'll just invite you in for an informal chat/interview without one
    They could reject you straight away because you didn't put in the effort.

    Better to be safe than sorry I think.

    Good Luck.
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