Cover letters are a concise way to communicate your value to a company. They demonstrate your anticipation of the company’s needs, what you can bring to the table, and are an invitation to read more details regarding your background and experience. Like your resume, your cover letter needs to be focused on your accomplishments and results. The letter should have three primary elements to it: 1) identify the position you are applying for and where you found the job listing; 2) explain how your experience and skill sets match this position; 3) a closing statement that expresses your desire to be employed by this specific company.
The cover letter can be the difference between making or missing the cut for an interview. Here are elements of an effective cover letter:
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