Cover Letter Advice

Vault has compiled all the cover letter advice that you will ever need to land your dream job. View sample cover letters, watch videos and get expert help, tips and advice for an effective cover letter that will stand out from the competition.

Cover Letter Basics

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Why You Need a Cover Letter
Do you really need to send a cover letter...

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Selling Yourself in Your Cover Letter
Ah, advertisers. They try to suck us in...

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Types of Cover Letters
How you write your letter and which format...

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Your Cover Letter as a Marketing Tool
It is time to review the real meat of your...

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Elements of a Cover Letter
Following the header and company contact...

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E-Notes and Electronic Submissions
Electronic submissions, particularly when...

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The Vault Guide to Resumes and Job-Hunting Skills, Second Edition
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Vault Guide to Networking
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Cover Letter Blog

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Obsolete Resume Advice You Should Ignore

Crafting an effective resume isn’t solely an artform—there’s...

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8 Tips for Writing a Commanding Cover Letter Opening

Some would argue that it’s easier to write a novel than it...

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This Cover Letter Trick Will Make Recruiters Read to the End

When you get the chance to submit a cover letter for the...

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11 Fall Resume Tips for Job Seekers

Summer is a notoriously bad time to look for a new job....

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Do You Really Need to Send Thank-You Notes After Interviews?

Remember the agony of writing thank-you notes as a kid?...

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4 Tips for Beating the Resume Bots

Waiting to hear back after submitting a job application...

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8 Essential Resume Do’s and Don'ts

Your resume is an essential tool when it comes to job...

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Writing Your Best Possible Resume

By Mike Gotham, Director of Recruiting & Retention,...

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Tips for Communicating with Hiring Managers in Interviews

Communication is key during your job search, and it's...

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6 Things to Research About a Company Before an Interview

Researching the company you're interviewing with is a must,...

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8 Resume Tips for Older Job Seekers

Age might not always work to your advantage when searching...

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How to Contact an Employer for the First Time

Job searches almost always have some element of stress, but...