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    April 28, 2008


    Cover Letter Example

    Great post. Remember the cover letter is very important as it is the first thing the employer reads. In fact, if it's not up to scratch, they will not even open your resume. Keep in mind that the prime objective of sending a cover letter with your resume is to land a job interview NOT land the job. If you keep this in mind, you will be able to keep the cover letter brief and to the point.


    Just to offer a bit of a counterpoint, I always liked seeing diversity of experience on resumes when I was hiring writers. I once hired a woman who noted that she'd been a monkey handler in Africa, a helitac firefighter and a forklift driver. (She'd also written quite a bit.)

    I think colorful, unexpected experiences are what make you stand out in both your cover letter and your resume.

    Great example and tips, though. I'll be sending these posts to a few young people I know who are just starting out.


    Thanks for the catch. The link's been fixed. If you still have trouble, here's the direct path: http://leighhouse.typepad.com/advergirl/files/kate_lindsay.pdf


    I can't seem to view the 2nd image (the "After" resume). When I click on it, I get a "image missing" message.

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