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Sunday, September 20, 2009

question 202: How important is a cover letter?

A cover letter is extremely important because it's your first introduction to someone. I have a feeling this was asked because I brought it up in question 199, about making your resume stand out. So, to remind you of what I pointed out, a cover letter is best sent with a referral from someone. A name that your recipient recognizes, gets noticed.

A standard cover letter, will not stand out either. The point of a cover letter is to give the recipient some insight about you. Therefore, tell them:

1. Who you are

2. What you want

3. Why your special

4. How to reach you

5. How you plan to follow up

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