Producing the Cover Letter

Cover letters should always be individualized because they are always written to specific individuals and companies. Never use a form letter for your cover letter or copy it as you would a resume. Each cover letter should be unique, and as personal and lively as possible. (Of course, once you have written and rewritten your first cover letter until you are satisfied with it, you can certainly use similar word in Print the cover letter on the same quality bond paper you used for your
resume. Remember to sign it, using a good, dark-ink pen. Handle the let-g in subsequent letters. You may want
to save a template on your computer for future reference.) Keep a hard copy of each cover letter so you know exactly what you wrote in each one.
There are sample cover letters Use them as models or for ideas of how to assemble and lay out your own cover letters. Remember that every letter is unique and depends on the particular circumstances of the individual writing it and the job for which he or she is applying.
After you have written your cover letter, proofread it as thoroughly as you did your resume. Again, spelling or punctuation errors are a sure sign of carelessness, and you don’t want that to be a part of your first impression
on a prospective employer. This is no time to trust your spellcheck function. Even after going through a spelling and grammar check, your cover letter should be carefully proofread by at least one other person.

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