Cover Letter Resources
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A cover letter serves as a tool for you to present yourself to an interviewer and make a favorable impression about your skills and personality outside of your resume. A cover letter can be more personable than a resume, and may serve to present your personality better than a resume. Often, an impressive cover letter will increase a potential employer’s desire to more seriously read your resume. Conversely, a poorly written cover letter can discourage an employer from taking your resume seriously. The following information and format is essential to a good cover letter.

 

Make your letter professional, concise and personal. The goal is to convince hiring managers to pick up your resume over the stacks and stacks that pour in through mail, email and fax. Explain who you are, what you have to offer, why what you have to offer is valuable to them, and how you will gain from the position.