Cover Letters

Cover Letters

Why You Need a Cover Letter

Do you really need to send a cover letter with your résumé? The answer is yes. Even though many...

Your Cover Letter as a Marketing Tool

It is time to review the real meat of your cover letter: what you have to offer a prospective...

Selling Yourself in Your Cover Letter

Ah, advertisers. They try to suck us in within a matter of seconds. Sound familiar? Hiring...

Elements of a Cover Letter

Following the header and company contact information, your letter has three primary components:...

Types of Cover Letters

How you write your letter and which format you choose will be determined in part by the type of...

E-Notes and Electronic Submissions

Electronic submissions, particularly when e-mailed or submitted through an online form, require...

What to Say in Your Cover Letter

For someone new to the job market, it can be difficult to determine what to include on both the...

How Long Should Your Cover Letter Be?

Generally speaking, aim for one page for all your correspondence, and even shorter when...

How to Beat Cover Letter Writer's Block

Writing a cover letter, or any type of letter, can be intimidating at first. The good news is...

How to Avoid Common Cover Letter Mistakes

Knowing what not to do in a cover letter is just as important as knowing what to do. The tips...

Networking Letters

Your written correspondence with a potential employer does not end with the cover letter that...

Thank You, Acceptance, and Other Letters

You survived the interview! Take a deep breath, and start thinking about your thank you...

Cover Letter Advice (from the Blog)

Cold Call Cover Letters

Send this type of letter to companies who have not posted an advertisement.
8 Samples

Direct Mail Cover Letters

Send this type of letter to hundreds of potential employers.
8 Samples

Response to Ad Cover Letters

Send this type of letter when responding to an advertisement.
26 Samples

Referral Letters

Send this type of letter when someone in your network refers you to an employer.
8 Samples

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