Cover Letters for Relocation

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A cover letter is an extremely important part of a strategy for relocating and obtaining a new job. Other aspects of the strategy? Contact companies before you move, focusing on types of companies that fit your interests and qualifications, finding the companies, and finding the right people to contact. And once you’ve sent out your cover letter and resume packages, make sure you follow up and contact these people and try to get some interviews — either by phone or as soon as you get to your new city. In terms of a cover letter, here’s the short version. The cover letter is a crucial marketing document that must be directed to a named individual and create enough interest on the part of the potential employer to have him or her then look at your resume. You must create interest while also quantifying your qualifications for the position you seek. You must also demonstrate some knowledge of the company and stress what you can do for the company. Finally, you must request action — an interview. The long version? Go visit Quintessential Careers: Cover Letter Resources, where you’ll find a cover letter tutorial, a do’s and don’ts of cover letters, and a cover letter formula, and much more. And for more help with the relocation, check out this section of Quintessential Careers: Job-Seeker Relocation Resources.

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