Cover letter tips

How do you write a cover letter?

  • Write to a specific individual.
  • Show the employer that you've done your homework and have a genuine grasp of the organization's personnel needs and philosophy of business.
  • Personalize each cover letter separately, even if you use a common framework.
  • Use natural language in simple, clear sentences.
  • Be clear and concise.
  • Express your capabilities with confidence, but avoid exaggerating your level of experience.
  • Check and recheck your letter for correctness with regard to spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure.
  • Make sure the final letter is completely professional in appearance and appealing to the eye.
  • Finish your letter with a strong closing that indicates the action you desire. Take the initiative by requesting an interview and/or stating your intention to call in a week or two.
  • It is important to mention activities, honors, and special skills that are not mentioned in your resume.
  • Keep copies of everything you send, and follow up according to your stated intentions.
  • Remember to sign each letter

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