How to Write a Cover Letter

By ResumeKraft

A cover letter is a document sent with a resume to provide additional information on your skills and experience.

Even an email cover letter should start with “Dear,” followed by the hiring manager’s name and a colon or comma.

1. Start with a salutation

In the first paragraph, explain why you are writing and include the position you are applying for.

2. first paragraph

In the second paragraph, highlight your skills and experience that are relevant to the position.

3. second paragraph

In the third paragraph, discuss your motivation for the position and why you would be a good fit.

4. third paragraph

There are pieces of information that should never be a professional letter. One of these is your contact information and the other your closing,

5. closing

the most effective way to do that is to get it off of your computer screen and out in front of you—on paper.

6. Edit and proofread

A friendly tone is non-threatening and elicits trust. This tone can also have a mix of formal or informal tones.

7. formal tone

Makes your resume appear ineffective: You may have heard that first impression is the best impression.

8. Avoid repeating inform

The main point being that I was able to keep a letter on one page when the first version overflowed by a few lines onto a second page

9. Keep letter to one page

The best file format to send your cover letter: PDF Unless the company requests otherwise, you should send your cover letter as a PDF.

10. Save the cover letter

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