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Cover Letter Basics

If you want to learn how to write a cover letter you need to know the basic rules. Here are some guidelines that you should always follow when writing a cover letter.

Don’t send generic letters

When you are sending a letter of application to a company, send a letter tailored to that company. If your cover letter doesn’t speak directly to the recipient, it won’t be effective. Make sure that your letter shows your knowledge about and interest in the organization.

This is your first impression

Whether you want to admit it or not, first impressions are important. Your cover letter is your first impression. If you are uncertain about how to write a good cover letter, download a cover letter package such as the one available from Perfect Cover Letters. Make sure to use the proper grammar and the appropriate professional letter format. Print your cover letter on high-quality paper.

Capture the employer’s interest

If you don’t get the recruiter’s interest with your cover letter, you are wasting your time sending one. Tell the employer something interesting and make them WANT to read your resume.

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