Cover Letter Tips

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    A "cold" cover letter can help you get a job that may otherwise not exist. If you see a company with a need then send out a cold cover letter.

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    Cover letters can and should be used to mention relevant professional connections.

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    Ask yourself why you should be called in for an interview for this job and try to answer that in your cover letter.

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    Consider your cover letter as a hook for your resume. For example briefly delve into detail about the most important part of your resume.

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    For recent graduates consider putting your high GPA in the cover letter or in some way demonstrate skills pertaining to the job.

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    Try to have a unique cover letter, and tailored resume, for each job you apply to.

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    If you must specify a salary you could instead state the salary range you've had over the years.

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    Put yourself in the mindset of the employer while you re-read and review your cover letter. Ask yourself, does it help meet their goals?

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    Try to keep each line in the cover letter short, long running horizontal lines can become difficult to read.

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    If you commit to something in your cover letter, such as following up in a couple days about the position, make sure you do it.

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