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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Featured Guides

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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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Vault Guide to Finance Interviews, 9th Edition
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Vault Guide to the Case Interview, 8th Edition
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Vault Guide to Top Internships, 2017 Edition
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Vault Guide to the Top 50 Management and Strategy Consulting Firms, 2017 Edition
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Cover Letter Blog

4 Tips for Writing Important Emails (and Clearing Your Mind)

Every day you write numerous emails....

This Trick Will Make Your Résumé Stand Out

When crafting a résumé, perhaps the most important thing you...

3 Resume Tips from Tech Firm Recruiters

Here are three resume writing tips from experienced tech...

11 Things to Avoid When Writing a Resume

Writing a resume that gets results is critical in landing...

How to Get Your Cover Letter and Resume into the Right Hands

I’m a software engineer and had several great jobs at top...

5 Phrases You Need to Delete From Your Cover Letter Now

Your cover letter is one of the most important pieces of...

Outdated, Overqualified, and Ageism: Getting Hired Over 40

Each day during my work with clients, I hear three terms...

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How to Spot Bad Resume Advice

Nowadays, it seems as though everyone and their grandma is a...

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Answering the 'What's Your Five-Year Plan?' Interview Question When You Have No Plan

Do you dread the "Where do you see yourself in five years?...

5 Tips for Using LinkedIn's New Features

LinkedIn recently rolled out several new important updates....

5 Strategies to Ace the Job Search

Looking for a new job can be daunting, and you may be unsure...

How to Make a Resume to Land Your Dream Job

Most job seekers struggle to write a resume that gets them...