Tips for Writing a Cover Letter



Cover Letter is an introduction letter, which is attached to a resume, for the purpose of looking for a job. You can use a cover letter to show your intention to fill a particular position in a company and to highlight your skills and experiences that is required for a particular position.

Cover Letters are an important tool through which you can tell more about yourself. You should be careful about your grammar while using Cover Letters, since Cover Letters can make or break your first impression on the prospective employer.


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  Looking for a Job
  Resume (CV)
  Cover Letter
  Interview
  Job Offer / Rejection
  Salary Negotiations



How do I write a good Cover Letter?

The easiest way to start is by visiting your campus career center. They will guide you on how to write a good cover letter. Other than that, you can also consult your friends that are more experienced than you, especially those who already got a job. However, if you are confident in writing your own cover letter, there are many tutorials available in the internet on how to write a good cover letter. Below are some useful links that you might want to check out:

Cover Letter Tutorial #1 (Source: Online Writing Lab at Purdue, 2007)

Cover Letter Tutorial #2 (Source: quintcareers.com, 2007)

Cover Letter Tutorial #3 (Source: about.com, 2007)

Cover Letter Tutorial #4 (Source: monstertrak.com, 2007)

 

Before writing your cover letter, you might want to check out below sample cover letters:

Sample job application letter #1 (Source: about.com, 2007)

Sample job application letter #2 (Source: quintcareers.com, 2007)

Sample job application letter #3 (Source: monstertrak.com, 2007)

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