A corporation I am applying to gives you two options In 500 words or less: 1. Write an essay detailing personal accomplishments, interests and/or experiences that support your belief that you possess the qualities necessary for being successful in the position you are applying for. 2. Turn in a cover letter I think I'm really start to over think some of my applications in and some ways want them to be perfect (though I know that's not possible) b/c I'm so worried for the job search this year. Anyway which do you think would be better to do? The essay or cover letter? I mean it would be easy to just do a cover letter b/c I already have one done. However I feel like what asked in the essay isn't all included in my cover letter.