A cover letter introduces you and asks for an interview and should accompany every resume you mail. It should point out what is special about your experience and how it relates to the job for which you are applying. It is individually typed in standard business letter style and format. Cover letters should always be addressed to a specific individual and include the person's title.
A sample cover letter is shown on following page.Your address City, State, Zip Code Date
(Mr., Ms.) Name of PersonPosition/Title Company Name Street Address City, State, Zip Code
1st paragraph: Arouse the reader's interest. Tell why you are writing and name the type of position you are seeking. Tell where you heard about the opening or organization.
2nd paragraph: Explain why you are qualified to work for the employer and why you are interested in working in that particular organization, type of work, or location. Stress any related experience or training you have had. Refer to your enclosed resume.
3rd paragraph: Request an interview. Indicate a time when you will be available. Mention that you will call to arrange for a meeting.
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