Cover Letters

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Mathies SPC 4064 Cover Letters Limit your letter to a single page.   Assess the employer's needs and your skills. Then try to match them in the letter in a way that will appeal to the employer's self-interest.  As much as possible, tailor your letter to each job opportunity. Demonstrate, if possible,  some knowledge of the organization to which you are applying.  Write in a style that is mature but clear; avoid long and intricate sentences and  paragraphs; avoid jargon. Use action verbs and the active voice; convey confidence,  optimism, and enthusiasm coupled with respect and professionalism.  Be willing to show  your personality, but don’t be too casual. Try to attract interest immediately. Arrange the  points in a logical sequence organizing each paragraph around a main point. ________________________________________________________
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