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Pictures of Resumes and Cover Letters::

Pictures of Resumes and Cover Letters::

Pictures of Resumes and Cover Letters

Common cover letter best practices are displayed here for inspiration. Sure, this is not the most interesting or unique content on the internet, but it works.

Resume

Other than your resume, your cover letter or e-letter (electronically sent cover letter) is the most important document that will impact your being selected for that all important interview. Just as with your resume, your electronic letter should contain the most important facts about you that are valued by the prospective employer. A properly written letter will cover at least the following: it should identify the position you are applying for, highlight your skills and qualifications, and show how you fit the employer's needs.

Most of the time, you will be sending cover letters by e-mail. When submitting a letter or application in this manner, put your cover letter in the body of the e-mail and attach your resume as a .pdf document. (You can do this by using the ‘Save As’ function in Microsoft Word.) Be sure to follow an employer’s instructions when filling in the subject line. If an employer does not specify subject line instructions for submitting applications, write the word “Application,” the position you are applying for/inquiring about, a dash “-“ and your name. (Source: www.stonybrook.edu)

Letter

Most of the time, you will be sending cover letters by e-mail. When submitting a letter or application in this manner, put your cover letter in the body of the e-mail and attach your resume as a .pdf document. (You can do this by using the ‘Save As’ function in Microsoft Word.) Be sure to follow an employer’s instructions when filling in the subject line. If an employer does not specify subject line instructions for submitting applications, write the word “Application,” the position you are applying for/inquiring about, a dash “-“ and your name.

Briefly introduce yourself. Then get straight to the point. If you are writing an application letter, state the specific position you are applying for. If it is a temporary job or internship, you may want to include the term of employment. (“I am applying to the New York Target Corporation Project Management Internship for the summer of 2011.”) Be sure to state your interest in the company or opportunity. This interest may relate to your major, course of study or area of expertise. You should also state how you found out about the company or program. End the introduction paragraph with a smooth transition into the body paragraph where you will explain your qualifications. (Source: www.stonybrook.edu)

 

 

 

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