Here’s What All Cover Letters Should Include


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When sending a cover letter, use the job title and/or reference number as the subject line of your e-mail. In the first sentence, mention the position you’re applying for. Then explain why you want the job and what you can offer the company. In other words, make clear why you’re the best person to fill this particular vacancy. If someone at the company has referred you for the position, or if you’ve previously met the person to whom you’re sending the letter, mention it here, as well.

Clearly and concisely, you want to communicate that you’re more than the sum of your tech skills, that you have big-picture knowledge of your industry, and that you’re enthusiastic about your work.

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