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> Cover letters: making a great first impression

Almost as much thought needs to go into the cover letter as into your résumé. It is essential to tailor very carefully your cover letter to match the job. Doing so increases the likelihood that a prospective employer will call you for an interview.

Tips for writing a good cover letter

  • Organize your letter – help them see your skills and experience.
  • Present yourself well – a clean and clear document is important
  • Be brief – the cover letter shouldn’t be more than one page.
  • Make sure your letterhead supplies information so you can be reached easily.
  • Address your cover letter to the hiring manager by name, spelled correctly, even if it means a phone call to the organization. Employers are interested in candidates who show initiative.
  • Produce an error-free document.

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