As a rule, you should save your resume and cover letter as 2 separate files. There is a possibility, though it doesn’t happen often, that a job description will have instructions telling you to submit both as a single document. The resume and cover letter serve separate purposes which is the reason t should usually be saved as separate documents. Additionally, the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is going to scan your resume for relevant keywords, experience, education, and even proper formatting. If the 2 documents are saved as 1 file, that could confuse the ATS which could lead to your submission being rejected. If you do run across instructions that tell you to save them as a single file, always put the cover letter first, add a page break, and then include your resume. This way, when/if someone prints it the cover letter will be on a page by itself and will be followed by the resume. Good luck with your job search.
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