How to Write a Cover Letter: What is a Cover Letter?

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** What is a cover letter? **

To be considered for almost any position, you will need to write a letter
of application. Such a letter introduces you, explains your purpose for
writing, highlights a few of your experiences or skills, and requests an
opportunity to meet personally with the potential employer.

Precisely because this letter is your introduction to an employer and
because first impressions count, you should take great care to write an
impressive and effective letter. Remember that the letter not only tells of
your accomplishments but also reveals how effectively you can


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*Definition: *What is a cover letter? A cover letter is a document sent
with your resume to provide additional information on your skills and
experience.

A cover letter typically provides detailed information on why you are
qualified for the job you are applying for. Effective cover letters explain
the reasons for your interest in the specific organization and identify
your most relevant skills or experiences.

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*Also Known As: *job application letter, covering letter
*Examples: *
Susan wrote a cover letter to send with her resume.

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