Cover Letter

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by Paul DruryPaul Drury

What is a cover letter?
What is a cover letter? What should it cover? How can a page of writing make an incremental difference to the chances of securing an interview?
What is a cover letter?
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10 min read

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by Debbie BrideDebbie Bride

Cover letter spacing: guidelines and examples
It’s unwise to treat cover letter spacing as an afterthought. Get it right and readers likely won’t notice. But getting it wrong could mean game over. Even if they don’t realize what’s “off” about the letter, they’ll simply move on to the next application. The cover letter spacing advice in this guide will help make your letter reader-friendly.
Cover Letter Spacing: Guidelines and Examples
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15 min read

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by Paul DruryPaul Drury

Do I still need a cover letter in 2022? Are they still necessary?
If you’re wondering whether hiring managers even read cover letters in 2022, we’re here to assure you that this essential document is still extremely necessary and may just be the thing that lands you the interview.
Do I still need a cover letter in 2022? Are they still necessary?
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15 min read

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by Paul DruryPaul Drury

10 short cover letter samples to use in 2022
Just because popular advice says that a cover letter should not be longer than one page, doesn’t mean it has to fill one page. We share 10 different short cover letter samples to ponder.
10 short cover letter samples to use in 2022
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21 min read

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by Paul DruryPaul Drury

How to write an initial message to a hiring manager (with examples)
A message to a hiring manager at the beginning of the hiring process could go two ways. Here is what you need to do to make sure that it secures you that crucial interview.
How to write an initial message to a hiring manager (with examples)
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17 min read

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by Lotte van RijswijkLotte van Rijswijk

Study: how do cover letters differ around the world?
Applying for jobs happens all around the globe, of course. But how do job seekers in different countries apply for a job? Does a Dutch cover letter look different than it does in another country? To shed light on the differences, resume.io analyzed over 350,000 cover letters from 19 countries.
Study: how do cover letters differ around the world?
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5 min read

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by Debbie BrideDebbie Bride

Why you need a cover letter outline and how to write one (tips + examples)
A cover letter outline lets you focus on the quality of what you’re writing, while keeping the quantity of words in check. Resume.io is here to help with step-by-step practical tips for cover letter outlines, along with adaptable examples.
Why you need a cover letter outline and how to write one (tips + examples)
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20 min read

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by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Cover letter tips: 20 ways to make yours work
Cover letters are a critical part of the job application process, and yet many struggle with how to write them. The cover letter writing tips in this guide will help you move beyond amateur errors and into the realm of a job-winning professional.
Cover letter tips: 20 ways to make yours work
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26 min read

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by Lyndsey McLaughlinLyndsey McLaughlin

What is a letter of introduction and how do you write one?
When you are looking for a new job or client, the first step is to send a letter to introduce yourself.
What is a letter of introduction and how do you write one?
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11 min read

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by Debbie BrideDebbie Bride

How long should a cover letter be?
There’s a knack for writing cover letters that are not too long or not too short for their intended purpose. Resume.io is here to walk you through the Goldilocks guidelines for getting “just right” winning results.
How long should a cover letter be?
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21 min read

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by Lyndsey McLaughlinLyndsey McLaughlin

How to write a formal resignation letter
There are many reasons why you might choose to resign from your job. You may have found a better job, or you may simply feel that the job is detrimental to your mental health.
How to write a formal resignation letter
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18 min read

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by Lyndsey McLaughlinLyndsey McLaughlin

How to address a cover letter (examples and tips)
When applying for a job, it is a good idea to include a cover letter in addition to your resume. A cover letter gives the hiring manager a brief introduction to your expertise, and it should encourage them to want to read your resume.
How to address a cover letter (examples and tips)
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9 min read
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