5 Steps to Writing a Cover Letter

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A cover letter is important. While your resume explains “the what” of your professional past, your cover letter provides “the how”. If your resume gets you in the door, your cover letter is what prompts employers to answer that door in the first place. If you’re intimidated by writing a cover letter, don’t be. Here is an easy-to-follow, five-step formula for cover letter success. Let’s break the cover letter into five pieces in order to get you going.  

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First Paragraph

Introduction

Second Paragraph

Why you are the perfect fit

Third Paragraph

Why the company is a perfect fit

Closing

Summarize the main points you introduced

Postscript

Tell a little about yourself

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