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Unlike the resume, the cover letter offers the writer significant room for flexibility.Successful cover letters have come in various different forms, and sometimes cover lettersthat break rules achieve success by attracting attention. But most don't. Here'ssome basic guidelines on the first paragraph of a cover letter.
To be successful, this first paragraph should contain:
I am a (your identifying characteristic)
I am a (your profession)
I have (your years of experience or education)
I have worked in (your area of expertise)
I am interested in (what position you’re looking for)
And thus a killer first paragraph is born.
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