A cover letter often serves multiple purposes. The primary is to provide a story and a more detailed explanation of your skills and experiences. Try to create a cover letter that is both informative and interesting to the reader. Do not send one generic cover letter to multiple employers. If you want to catch their attention, you must tailor the letter to each individual organization.
Additionally, your cover letter serves as a sample of your writing skills, which are essential to most employers today. Make sure that your cover letter is gramatically sound and free of any spelling mistakes!
Here are some great resources that will help you write cover letters:
Cover Letter Checklist - Provides a brief outline for the construction and content of a cover letter.
Writing the Cover Letter - Provides a sample template of a cover letter.
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