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Understand the point of a cover letter

Understand the point of a cover letter

When writing a cover letter it is important to understand the significance of it. One's cover letter should go beyond their work history and must include the things that cannot be found in a resume.

It should include personal traits, work habits, inter and intrapersonal skills, achievements, and even one's enthusiasm for the job.

Your cover letter is like a simple introduction of who you are and what makes you a strong candidate for the company.

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Addressing the cover letter

Addressing the cover letter

Your cover letter must be addressed to the hiring manager, but you don't have to go on a wild goose chase to find their name in order to make your cover letter "more personalized".Β 

It's okay to use "Dear Hiring Manager" if their name is not easily available.

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Talking in your cover letter

Talking in your cover letter

Your cover letter must be warm, conversational, and personalized, unless told otherwise. The cover letter doesn't need to have a creative opening line, in most cases it's better to be straightfoward.

Moreover, your cover letter is your chance to pro...

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