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Building Your I.T. Career: A Complete Toolkit for a Dynamic Career in Any Economy, Second Edition by Matthew Moran

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Chapter 9. The Cover Letter

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The Human Side of Career Development

Your personality, your likes and dislikes, and your views and opinions will become apparent when you’re working for a company. The makeup of a company—its culture—represents an important factor in your ability to have an enjoyable time and an effective career experience.

Your cover letter should represent, to some extent, your personality. It allows both you and your perspective employer to have a clear understanding of each other.

The cover letter, more than your resumé, is a chance to convey the type of employee that you will be. It is one part information and one part marketing. ...

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