Aug 22, 2018 - 03:13 AM
As you can see in this sample document, the top of your cover letter should have a header matching the one on your resume with your full name and contact details. Begin the letter with the correct salutation: Avoid outdated phrases such as "To Whom It May Concern " and "Dear Sir or Madam." Use the job description and/or the company's website to find the name of the hiring manager.
The goal of your cover letter is to encourage the reader to look at your resume, so you shouldn't just rehash the details of your employment history and skills. Instead, create a concise, confident pitch indicating why you're the best candidate for the job. Tailor your pitch to the company and its mission, as the author of the sample cover letter did. List a couple key qualifications, such as systems analysis and results-driven innovation. Before you submit, be sure to check for spelling and grammatical errors.