Aug 23, 2018 - 09:24 AM
Next, write your first paragraph. It helps to think of the opening paragraph as your mission statement. Use it to explain why you are applying for the position, why you want to work for this specific company, and what motivated you to apply for the position. Remember to keep this paragraph engaging and mimic the tone of the company. Doing so ensures you keep the hiring manager interested enough to read on to the second paragraph, which should showcase what you have to offer the company. Remember to use short paragraphs throughout your cover letter. It shouldn't exceed one page.