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Make a Great First Impression

A great cover letter has two important functions. It introduces you to an employer and sparks his or her interest in your résumé. To make a great impression, your cover letter should be the best business letter you can write – clear, neat and free of spelling errors and typos.

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Cover Letter Tips:

  • Be brief — the cover letter shouldn’t be more than one page long.
  • Be business-like — your letter should be factual, precise and to the point.
  • Produce an error-free document — check for spelling and grammar mistakes.
  • If you’re writing a cover letter to a French editor, please consult the French document. The writing style and format is slightly different than the one done in English.