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The Twitter Job Search Guide by Susan Britton Whitcomb, Chandlee Bryan, Deb Dib

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CHAPTER 20

COVER LETTERS ARE JUST 10 TWEETS

“Good things, when short, are twice as good.”

—Baltasar Gracián

Who likes cover letters?

We know very few people who like to write cover letters. And we know very few employers and recruiters who like to read cover letters. Yet a great cover letter is a golden opportunity to create connection between you, the employer or recruiter, and your resume.

Many job seekers would rather go to the dentist for a root canal than write a cover letter. At the very least, they’d rather procrastinate and watch some TV, clean out a closet, or hit Starbucks for a caffeine pick-me-up. They’ve done the hard work of writing their resume; the cover letter seems like an avoidable burden.

Take heart, cover-letter-averse job ...

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