Resume & Cover Online Letter Writing
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A cover letter is a letter of introduction to an employer, which is used to formally submit a resume for employer review. The purpose of the cover letter is to identify your intent to "apply for" or "seek out" a specific position within a company. it also formally presents yourself as available for a job position or range of positions within a company.
Most importantly, the cover letter is an opportunity to quickly introduce yourself and grab the employers attention. Like the resume, it is another chance to market yourself to the hiring manager, promoting them to read your resume and ultimately grant a job interview.
As you review the cover letter examples / samples below, you will find that cover letters can be written in various styles and formats. Choosing a style or format may depend on a number of factors related to the utilization of the cover letter. For example, you may use a cover letter in different situations, such as:
• Applying for a position in response to a job advertisement or online job posting
• Submitting the cover letter after being referred from a colleague
• Sending your resume cold to employer that you know hires people in your field and industry
• Using a cover letter to introduce your resume for an internal position
Each of these styles generally include different types of information. You will use a different introduction on each of them. In internal cover letters, it's wise to explain that you currently work for the organization. When submitting a cover letter for a referral you may want to explain who you are being referred from.
Your resume and cover letter is often your first and only chance to make a great impression on an employer.