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If you only want to run the 'job' when you log in to your Linux account, then put it (the command, script, whatever is in your cron) in .bashrc/.bash_profile, whichever used in your distro (which you fail to mention what you're using). Don't use cron for jobs you only want to run when you log in (each time you log in), cron is to schedule processes to run on a certain frequency, not when you log in.
Of course you can but that's not the point. If you have one or the other then why would you create an additional one that's not there by default when you can put the same in the one you have? I just am trying to avoid the OP getting confused, hence not referring to something he can create if it's not there but only to what's available per default, taking into consideration that the OP is a newbie.