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How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job, 2nd Edition by Eleanor Holmes Norton, Lily Madeleine Whiteman

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CHAPTER 13Cover Letters That Open Doors

“You will automatically beat out 95 percent of your competition if you submit an error-free coverletter that concisely describes how you meet the requirements of the opening.”—A FEDERAL HIRING MANAGER

Your cover letter will probably be the first part of your application that hiring managers will read. What’s more, your cover letter may be the only part of your application that hiring managers will really read. Why? Because while many hiring managers only skim job applications, virtually all of them read one-page cover letters from top to bottom.

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