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The Cover Letter

A cover letter accompanies a resume or CV you send to a company or University. Don't underestimate the importance of this document. It may be the difference between getting a job interview and having your resume ignored, so it makes sense to spend the necessary time to write an effective cover letter for each position you are applying to.

The Basics of a Cover Letter
Examples of Basic Cover Letters
Cover Letter Info (Video) 

A cover letter should complement your resume, but should no restate your resume. The purpose is to interpret the resume and add a personal touch and convay your brand. This cover letter is most often the earliest contact with a potential employer, so creating a first impression is key to success. You will find to your left tips on the academic cover letter as well as oen focused on industry. Spend the time you needed to make a lasting first impression.




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