Cover Letter

Always include a cover letter explaining your reason for submitting the resume. It serves as an introduction, highlights specific qualifications or objectives you may have for this job, and exhibits written communication skills. Do not use standard letters from books. Create your own business letter. Every resume, whether faxed, e-mailed, or hand delivered, must include a cover letter. The cover letter can also include additions to the resume that specifically match the job description.

Other Uses for Letters

  • · To initiate networking
  • · As follow-ups after interviews, to thank interviewers, emphasize skills, and summarize your fit for the position.
  • · To cover any omissions or errors during the interview.