Do you know how to create an effective cover letter? This article talks about the 5 different types of cover letters and when to use them.
A resume takes you from takes you from today backward. A cover letter takes you from today forward. So many people are unaware of the impact you can deliver in a one page succinct and enticing cover letter. There are five main types of cover letters, each addressed to a different audience.
Although not read by as many as your resume, never miss out on the opportunity to parade your skills in a cover letter.
Poorly written cover letters will fail to make an impression and will decrease your chances of being called.
When submitting a resume electronically, should you attach your cover letter or type it in the body of your email?
My tips to craft an effective cover letter that will advance your career and increase your chances of an executive job interview.
Always include these three elements in a cover letter in order to make a memorable impression on hiring influencers.
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