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Getting the Job Part 2: Cover Letter & Resume

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Cover letters and resumes often go hand in hand when applying for a job so this post is dedicated to how they should be done.

Cover Letters:

  • Cover letters should be concise (less than a full-page) and tailored to the particular company you are applying for. If the same cover letter can be used for various companies, it’s not specific enough.
  • The cover letter should not summarize your resume-that’s what your resume is for. Instead, the cover letter should only briefly touch on highlights of the resume and leave the details to the resume itself.
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Getting the Job Part 1: Applying

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If you are among the many people looking for a job, you may find these next few posts very interesting. I have decided to write a four post series on getting the job, starting with the first step: applying.

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