Tip of the Day
If you’re using a job board like, say, Dice, always include a cover note or introductory paragraph when using your saved information. If the “apply now” button takes you to the company’s website or an application form without a designated space to introduce yourself, merge a short cover letter into the top of your resume before pasting it into the resume builder.
If a strict format’s being imposed, customize your profile and summary toward the company and position, include links to your online portfolio and profile, then email your cover letter directly to the manager. Cross-reference your online application in your email and attach another copy of your resume.
Remember, the cover letter gives you a chance to emphasize the strengths that set you apart from other candidates. Always take advantage of the opportunity.
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