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Cover letters

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  • 1. How to make the best first impression with employers
  • 2. • A.K.A. application letter, prospecting letter, networking letter, letter of inquiry • Always send a cover letter with a resume • Address to a person, using proper business letter formatting • Like an objective, the cover letter should be customized to the position • Copy your resume header so it will compliment • A cover letter should be able to stand alone
  • 3. • What position are you applying for? • How did you learn about the job? • Did a mutual friend refer you? • Why are you interested? • Reflect your attitude, communication and enthusiasm through your writing.
  • 4. • Refer the reader to your resume • Call attention to your education, qualifications, skills • Address any specific skills listed in the job description
  • 5. • Close by reiterating your interest in the position • You might mention referrals, writing sample or portfolio, if applicable • If you have a phone number, indicate you will follow up with a phone call, eg. “I will contact you in the next two weeks to see if you require any additional information regarding my qualifications.”
  • 6. • Close by reiterating your interest in the position • You might mention referrals, writing sample or portfolio, if applicable • If you have a phone number, indicate you will follow up with a phone call, eg. “I will contact you in the next two weeks to see if you require any additional information regarding my qualifications.”

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