A cover letter is a formal business letter that serves as an introduction to your résumé and as a tool to market yourself to employers. A cover letter may accompany résumés you submit to employers during the job search process but is not necessary to distribute at career fairs or other networking events. A good cover letter will describe the reasons why the employer should consider inviting you for an interview. Learn more about writing cover letters by accessing the resources below.
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Résumé & Cover Letter Guide
Just starting a career? Thinking of transitioning to a new one? Use this guide to improve your resume, CV, or cover letter.
Video: What is a Cover Letter?
Are you applying for a job that requires a cover letter, but not sure what it is? Watch this video to find out.
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