G307S2011L6CoverLetters6pp

G307S2011L6CoverLetters6pp - Cover letters: Presenting your...

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1 Cover letters: Presenting your personal self to a prospective employer A good cover letter allows you: to introduce yourself on a personal level, introduce personal information not given in the resume, serves to introduce and highlight highpoints of your resume, should entice an employer to read your resume with care. A good cover letter will: Convey your interest and knowledge in the company Demonstrate a match between your skills, knowledge and experience to their open position Demonstrate your writing skills Display your personality and personability Communicate your value to an employer Entice the employer to read on… When to use one? A cover letter should accompany every resume you send out Content usually has four basic parts: – The salutation – The introduction – The body –T h e c l o s i n g The Salutation Three main parts:
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