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201 Killer Cover Letters Third Edition, 3rd Edition by Andrea Paxton, Sandra Podesta

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CHAPTER 2

The Top 10 Rules for Writing Killer Cover Letters

 

AS TEMPTING AS it may be, sending only your resume in response to a job ad or posting is not as effective as sending a cover letter or e-mail as well. The good news for you is that many people succumb to this temptation—some of them out of laziness, and some because they don’t trust their writing abilities. The bottom line is: these days, a resume isn’t enough.

In today’s job market, a resume doubles as a sign that indicates, “I need a job … like so many others … thousands of others.” In this environment, your resume alone cannot possibly accomplish as much as you need to accomplish. Although it reveals vital statistics, your resume supplies only 20 percent of the information on which ...

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