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Tips for Writing a Strong Cover Letter

A cover letter is a letter of introduction that commonly accompanies a resume. The purpose of the letter is to intro

duce you and your #career story to a potential employer.

Your #goal: to make yourself memorable.

The ideal length should be a half-page to a full-page. The contents of the letter need to be planned around the #job requirements, so have the job description handy as you write.

To write a strong cover letter, you should:

-- Have an impactful introduction

-- Connect your #skills + #experience to the requirements

-- Provide specific, relevant examples of your #achievements

-- Offer insight into your #personality and #work style

-- Paint a clear picture of who you are and what sets you apart from other candidates

-- End with a strong closing that includes a ‘thank you’ and a ‘call to action’ (a call to action is when you invite the hiring manager to follow up and speak with you further regarding your application)

Be sure to follow Interview Ally as we will be taking a deeper dive into the anatomy of cover letters in future posts!

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