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Tailor Your Cover Letter to Each Recipient


Much like a resume, a cover letter should be unique and personalized for each position. Although the bulk of your information will likely remain the same, don’t utilize the exact same letter from one recipient to the next. Areas that are prone to change are the first and second paragraphs. The most critical portion of your letter is within the top section of the content because those first statements are made in response to your candidacy.

This tip is excerpted with permission from Designing a Cover Letter to “Wow” Hiring Personnel, an e-book by Teena Rose. For more cover-letter tips, visit Teena’s Bookstore to download your copy for $27.77. You can also download a free 19-page excerpt.