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Cover Letters – letters that accompany résumés, applications, documents, contracts…. A cover letter is a letter of introduction to the person who might hire you. It should complement, not duplicate your résumé. Tips for Cover Letters. Address it to a specific person, if possible

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Cover letters letters that accompany r sum s applications documents contracts
Cover Letters – letters that accompany résumés, applications, documents, contracts…


A cover letter is a letter of introduction to the person who might hire you. It should complement, not duplicate your résumé.


Tips for cover letters
Tips for Cover Letters

  • Address it to a specific person, if possible

  • The body of the letter about half a page

  • Why you are sending it (objective statement)

  • What response you are expecting

  • Your information – name, address, e-mail, phone number

  • Close with appreciation and/or forward-looking statement


Tips for cover letters continued
Tips for Cover Letters - continued

  • Check for accuracy with names, titles, addresses

  • Be brief – 30 seconds to make an impression

  • Clean, attractive page with no errors in capitalization, spelling, usage

  • Make specific to the company, not generic

  • Be professional, not “cute”


Tips for cover letters continued1
Tips for Cover Letters - continued

  • If no contact name is given in a job listing, the greeting of the cover letter may read:

  • Dear Human Resources Department:

    OR

  • Dear Hiring Manager:

    The greeting must have a colon (:) after it.


Tips for cover letters continued2
Tips for Cover Letters- continued

  • Use standard fonts for letters and resumes.

  • Size = 10 or 12

  • Type = Standard such as Times New Roman

  • Stay away from decorative fonts, backgrounds, or borders unless the job is for an art position.

  • No long paragraphs; bullet points best (resume)


Human resources hr
Human Resources (HR)

  • The department in a company that is responsible for implementing strategies and policies relating to the management of individuals

  • Recruits for interviews, compiles benefits packages, submits payroll, does orientations, communicates company policies, does paperwork for hiring including background checks…


Random sentences pulled from cover letters
Random sentences pulled from cover letters

  • I am interested in your part-time position for a truck unloader.

  • I am writing to introduce myself and inquire about openings for Tae Kwon Do instructor.

  • I believe I am well qualified to apply for your opening for a water quality extension agent.

  • In response to your ad for a web site producer/editor, I am enclosing my résumé, which details my considerable experience in this area.


To know more
To Know More

  • www.coverletters101.com


Objective statement
Objective Statement

  • http://www.resume-templates.com/tips/Objective/


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