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Cover Letter Essentials

 
A professional letter introducing another document; summarizes qualifications for employment and introduces a resume.

  • FOCUS - Well-written professional document created for a specific company and addressed to a specific person/department/company
  • BALANCE - Document must look good on a page 
    • 1 page 
    • Font size: 10-12 pt. 
    • Font styles: Calibri, New Times Roman, Arial 
  • ERROR-FREE - NO EXCEPTIONS
  • ADDRESS POSITION REQUIREMENTS OR MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - Identify skills, core attributes, experiences, etc. that show your value to the reader - what you can do for the employer
  • STRONG CLOSING - Express an interest in participating in an interview to discuss your qualifications in greater detail

Cover Letter Guidelines & Examples


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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 9:43:11 AM