Cover Letter Resources for Job-Seekers
What follows is a collection of the best cover letter tools, expert advice, tips, and resources, including articles, tutorials, quizzes, and samples — at no charge.
What is a cover letter? Also known as a letter of introduction, letter of application, transmittal letter, or broadcast letter, it’s a letter that no smart job-seeker should send his or her resume without. Few employers seriously consider a resume that is not accompanied by a cover letter; thus, a dynamically written cover letter needs to be part of your job-search strategy.
Your cover letter (also sometimes referred to as a letter of introduction, letter of application, or employment letter) is a vital part of your job-search correspondence package.Think your cover letter is ready to be seen by employers? To be sure, use this checklist to guarantee that you’ve written the most dynamic (and powerful) cover letter possible.
Here are the keys for job-seekers in writing successful (and dynamic) job-search cover letters. Follow these simple rules and guidelines and you should achieve success in this important phase of job-hunting, helping lead you to the next phase… job interviews.
The Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Job-Search Cover Letters
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OTHER COVER LETTER RESOURCES
JobStar — Cover Letters — Some great information about cover letters, with some good tips and links to other Web-based resources.
20 Cover Letter Blunders to Avoid — a list of errors to avoid in writing cover letters.
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