Cover Letter Examples

   Body of a Resume Cover Letter


The typical progression of information in a job-related cover letter is as follows:

First Paragraph
Explain which job you are applying for and how you heard about it. If you saw an ad, mention in which newspaper or on which web site you read it.

Second Paragraph
Demonstrate to the reader how your skills and background will help their company. Relate them to the position's requirements as described in the ad or job description.

Third Paragraph
Optionally, elaborate on your qualifications in a way that will set you apart from the competition. This is a good place to mention awards and exceptional accomplishments or projects. You could briefly quote a reference or testimonial source.

Fourth Paragraph
State that you look forward to hearing from the person or company. You might also thank them for considering you.

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