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Things you should know about Cover Letters

It's the age-old question from job seekers: Must every resume be accompanied by a cover letter?

The answer, according to professional career counselors, is a resounding yes.

And not just any cover letter. It must be tailored to the specific job you are applying for. Experts say that it takes just seven seconds to make a first impression. Make the most of your seven seconds with a winning cover letter.
encourages them to stay tuned for more information.

Here are some tips to ensure you make a good first impression.

A cover letter gives the reader a clear idea of who you are andWhat makes a good cover letter? For starters, there must be no spelling errors or typos.

It should be addressed to a live person. Avoid using "Dear Hiring Manager" by finding the name of the company's human resources contact or recruiter. You can find this information by logging on to the company's website or calling the main phone number and asking a receptionist for the name and title of their corporate recruiter. Once you have a contact name, experts recommend using the person's formal title such as "Mr.," "Ms." or "Mrs."

Seven Tips for Writing Cover Letters

Anatomy of a Cover Letter
- The art of writing a cover letter broken down step by step. Complete with a step by step hands on worksheet to help you get started.

Sample Cover Letters - The sample cover letters are located in a word document. You will need Microsoft Word on your computer to open the samples. These samples should be used as samples. They are not intended to be ready to send out.

Unraveling Cover Letter Writing - More tips and tricks to writing successful cover letters.

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