In the last week 3 former co-workers have approached me about positions available at their current companies (hiring anywhere from "before January" to "Februrary-ish"). I have kinda been looking for a new job, but mostly for jobs that I would be qualified for after I get my master's degree (which should be in May). I have no idea why I am suddenly so special, but whatever. I'll take it!
So these people have already suggested me for the jobs, discussed my experience, and talked me up a bit to their bosses. I generally always attach a cover letter but usually that's to introduce myself to a company or hiring manager who has never heard of me and has no idea why they should hire me. I am leaning toward including a cover letter just to direct their attention to items I want to highlight. Do I need cover letters here? Thoughts and opinions?