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                                                     Writing the Perfect Cover Letter
                                                                  By Dirk Daggler

  These days, you can find several websites that offer sample cover letters. It can be tempting to
subscribe to any of these websites and use a ready-made, ready-to-use cover letter, but refrain
yourself from doing so. Nothing beats writing your own cover letter, and you can do so without any
serious difficulty.

 When you write your own cover letter, of course you’ll want things to be just right. You’ll want to have
the perfect cover letter that can get you the job as soon as your future employer reads it. While it is true
that nothing in this life is perfect, you can come as close to perfection as you can when you use proven
methods in resume writing.

 Your cover letter must, above all else, advertise your unique qualifications. It is your job in writing a
cover letter to promote yourself to the company of your choice. The only way to do this is to think long
and hard about the skills and talents you can offer. Some people choose to lie when it comes to
presenting their skills and talents. Not only is this wrong, but it’s also very dangerous. There’s a high
risk that your future employer will find out sooner or later that your cover letter is made of pure baloney.
Instead, focus on the qualifications you really possess and make them relatable to the needs of the
company. Make sure to include your academic accomplishments, past projects which you’ve handled
or have been a part of, and other relevant information. Zero in on the traits that the company is looking

 In order to write the perfect cover letter, or one that is close to being perfect, you must catch the
reader’s eye right away. Some job-seekers take this piece of advice the wrong way and excitedly
proceed with using different font colors, sizes, and bold and/or italic commands. This will only result in
a chaotic-looking cover letter. Instead, limit the highlights and the color and size changes to sections or
headings so your cover letter appears neat and carefully prepared. One of the simplest tricks you can
do is to use a font that is attractive and more readable. In this regard, studies have shown that
Georgia, Times New Roman, and other serif fonts are easier and nicer to read in hard copy as
opposed to Arial, Tahoma, and other sans serif fonts. This is because unlike sans serif fonts, serif fonts
make use of small horizontal lines and clean flourishes that allow the eye to be carried along.

 Of course, all these won’t matter if your cover letter reeks of grammatical errors. Proofread your cover
letter several times just to make sure that you are getting the correct message – complete with proper
spelling and punctuation – across. Ask the help of a language-proficient friend if you must. Effective

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communication is one of the best ways to ensure that you are indeed writing the perfect cover letter.
Finally, find out the name of the person who will be reading your cover letter. You can create a more
favorable impression by addressing your cover letter using that person’s name. Always use the
person’s full name (not his or her nickname) and add a “Mr.” or a “Ms.” (whichever is appropriate).

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                                     7 Tips for Writing Winning Resume Cover Letters
                                                             By Donna Monday

7 Tips for Writing Winning Resume Cover Letters
 by: Donna Monday

Writing a good resume cover letter is something you should seriously consider when preparing to send
off your resume to potential employers.

Here are seven important cover letter writing tips:

Address the individual by name. If you don’t know their name then use: “Dear Sir or Madam” or “Dear
Human Resources Director”.

Attract attention with a strong opening paragraph. Create impact. Give them a reason to keep reading
about you.

Refer to your enclosed resume. Be specific in describing your skills, experience and accomplishments.
Use actual examples of things you’ve done.

Let the employer know what you can do for them. What can you bring to their organization?

Keep the letter’s tone of voice positive and professional. Be persuasive but don’t come off like a cheap
used car salesman. Remember to ask for the interview!

Double check your spelling, grammar, and sentence structure. Have someone proofread the letter.

Sign your letter and keep a copy for your files.

Writing a strong cover letter will help you (and your resume) stand out from the crowd. Hopefully, your
cover letter will give employers a reason to pick up the phone and invite you to that all-important job

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