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Same-Day Resume , 2nd Edition by Michael Farr

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Chapter 4

The 15-Minute Cover Letter and Other Job Search Correspondence

This chapter provides advice on writing cover letters, JIST Cards, and thank-you notes. It includes various samples of each type of correspondence.

Cover Letters

Writing a simple cover letter is pretty simple. Once you know how it’s done, you should be able to write one in about 15 minutes or so.

It is not appropriate to send a resume to someone without explaining why. It is traditional to provide a letter along with your resume—a cover letter. Depending on the circumstances, the letter would explain your situation and ask the recipient for some specific action, consideration, ...

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