How do I write a cover letter?

A cover letter should accompany your resume anytime you submit it for review by a potential employer. Basically, a cover letter is a brief, narrative way of introducing yourself and stating your case as to why the company should hire you. Below are a few of the most important elements of a cover letter.

  • The "why" statement: Your first paragraph should be no longer than a few sentences and should state what position you're applying for.
  • The "qualifications" statement: Your second paragraph, also no longer than a few sentences, should spell out your qualifications for the job and give insight into your past experiences.
  • The "closing" statement: Your final paragraph should thank the employer for taking the time to review your attached resume and should humbly request an interview.

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