Cover Letter: First Paragraph Tells Why You're Writing

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The first paragraph of a cover letter should fill in the blank in this sentence, says Deborah Brown-Volkman in an article on Quintessential Careers: “I am writing to you today because…” “In this section, state why you are writing to the employer,” Brown-Volkman says. “Where did you see the ad for the position, or who recommended you?”

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