[ID:7104]Covering Letters is a brief section offering tips on how to write a clear, effective and persuasive cover letter. After reading this section, you will be prepared to write the best cover letter you possibly can.
EDITOR’S NOTE: With the dawn of social media and the online professional profile, the value of the traditional cover letter might appear to be decreasing. Please see the editor’s note in Letters You'll Have to Write to get a sense of why developing a traditional cover letter is still a key part of the job search process.
- Your email matters: When you email your resume and cover letter, they should be sent as attachments and you will have to write an email to go along with them. Don’t make the mistake of being informal. This email matters!
- Many letters for many purposes: Cover letters aren’t the only formal written communication between you and a prospective employer. You should be...