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Cover Letter Basics

Key points to remember:

The purpose of the cover letter is to:

Cover letters should be tailored specifically for the position to which you are applying.

How to begin: the first paragraph

Shine a spotlight on your qualifications: the middle paragraph(s)

Compelling closings: the final paragraph

Formatting tips:

Online resources to help you prepare:

20 Cover Letter Blunders to Avoid
http://www.smartbiz.com/article/articleview/55/1/8/

Quintessential Careers:
http://www.quintcareers.com/covres.html

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