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COVER LETTER BASICS

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Malayne Meyer

on 17 October 2016

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Transcript of COVER LETTER BASICS

How to Make a Cover Letter
Heading
Reason for writing
Point out Qualifications
Call attention to resume
Signature
- Accompanies your resume

- Attract & hold reader's interest

- Highlights why you are the right person for the job

- First chance to make a positive impression
What a Cover Letter Does..
Your:
- Full Address
- Phone
- E-mail
Employer's:
- Name
- Company
- Full Address
DATE
Salutation
Addresses the person you are writing to
- Specific name
- To whom it may concern
- Job title you are seeking
- How you learned of the position
- Why in general you are a good candidate
- What you have to offer (skills & abilities)

- Be brief about qualifications

- Give facts, don't boast
- Point out most relevant parts
- Don't copy your resume
- Add additional comment or story
- Demonstrate understanding of position

- Request or mention a desire to interview
-Best contact method

- Thank the reader for their time and consideration.
Last Comments
- General Closing Statement
- Sincerely
- Included both
- Signature
- Printed Name
General Considerations
Accurate & Relevant
- Matches content on resume

- Content fits type of position
FREE OF MISTAKES!!
Grammar
Spelling
Writing Style
- You must write it!!
- But also sounds like a professional
Convey
Ability & willingness to work for company/business
Examples
*Usually 1st paragraph
Logistics
- Submit in uneditable format
- High quality paper
(can be same as resume)
**First 20 words most important**
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