Hints for Writing Successful Cover Letters

Hints for Writing Successful Cover Letters
Send only an original-no photocopies.

Send it to a specific person.

Create enough interest in your opening that the employer feels compelled to continue reading.

Make your cover letter one page with three to six paragraphs.

Highlight how your experiences and accomplishments match the needs of the employer.

Ask for an interview and state how you plan to follow up with the employer.

Check and recheck your cover letter for mistakes in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

Have someone else proofread and critique your cover letter.

Select quality bond paper that matches your résumé.

Use a letter-quality or laser printer and black type.

Fold and mail your cover letter and your résumé in a matching envelope or mail them flat in a 9" x 12" white or manila envelope.

 

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