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Writing a good cover letter

You're looking for a new job because you want a new challenge, more money, or simply to get ahead in your career. But you haven't looked for a new job in years so you know that you need to update your resume. What do you do?

You need an effective covering letter.
Unless you cover letter is as impressive as your resume, your resume may not even get read. First impressions are important. Recruiters initially only skim a cover letter, so it needs to highlight important points clearly and effectively.

Here are tips on how to write an effective cover letter...

Be concise.
Don't bury important info in a mass of text.

Avoid typos and spelling mistakes.
Make sure there are no typos or other errors. These types of mistakes can make you look like someone who doesn't pay attention to detail and someone who just doesn't care enough about doing a quality job.

Don't merely copy from a generic template. A template can help you get started but you must tailor the info to yourself and the particular position you are applying for. An employer can spot a generic cover letter and will not be impressed by someone who didn't take the time to tailor it to them.

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