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FAQs: Adding, Uploading, and Submitting Cover Letters

Quick summary

Did you use Indeed to apply for a job? You may find these questions and answers helpful when uploading, managing, or submitting a cover letter if you use Indeed's hiring platform.

Uploading cover letters

Can I add a cover letter using Indeed's app?

Yes. Use the file upload feature to add cover letters, recommendation letters, etc. You can also type or paste one of these documents into the text box.

What if I apply on the company's website and want to upload a new cover letter?

You’ll need to sign in to the company’s website to correct, fix, or upload a new cover letter.

Tip: Save a copy of your files to a personal device or computer.


Can I upload a cover letter to my Indeed profile?

We hope to make this a future enhancement, but right now, there isn't a separate field to upload a cover letter. Until we add this feature, you can attach it as a part of the resume and upload it. Another option is to enter it in the Message/Cover letter field.

Managing cover letters

I uploaded my cover letter on the employer’s website. Can I edit and resubmit my cover letter using my Indeed account? 

No, you’ll need to contact that employer to edit or replace the cover letter.

Submitting cover letters

Can I attach other files to my application, besides a cover letter?

Yes. Here’s how:

  1. Click Add next to Supporting documents at the bottom of the application review page.
  2. Select a reference letter, transcript, or portfolio from your device after clicking Upload file. Other files can still be added even if you've added a cover letter.
  3. Click Update to save the attached file(s). This takes you back to your application review page where you can Submit your application.

Click Edit before submitting if the uploaded file is incorrect. 

How do I know my cover letter was included in my application?

We’ll email confirmation if you use Indeed to apply for the job. Here’s the confirmation message:

The following items were sent to [employer name]. Good luck!

    • Application
    • Resume
    • Cover letter

More cover letter info

Who can help me create a great cover letter?

Career Guide can help you every step of the way– from letters of application to thank-you letters. As an extra bonus, browse the Help Center’s "Best of" list for all of Career Guide’s cover letter guides and templates.

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