Writing an Effective Cover Letter

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Writing an Effective Cover Letter

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[ID:0425]You simply must have an effective covering letter. It should demonstrate the clarity of your thoughts, and it must be a sterling sample of your writing abilities. Do not use humor, slang or any approach that does not reflect a serious professional attitude.

It is not unheard-of to spend four or five hours composing a good covering letter to achieve the payoff of an interview.

But before you send off your letter, try to make contact with your potential employer.

Call Your Potential Employer First

Telephone the company before mailing your resume. After all, we know only too well what is done with unsolicited mail. (RELATED ARTICLE: For a...

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