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Adhering to accepted standards for business letters is the only absolute in writing cover letters. An effective cover letter should include:
           
           
 
  
Adhere To Accepted Standards For Business Letters When Writing Cover Letters
  1. Heading and Greeting - State the date and your name/contact information at the top of the page. Address the letter to a specific name and (or) title whenever possible.
  2. Opening and Introduction - Explain who you are and state your reason for writing.
  3. Body - Here you will sell yourself and charm them. Reveal why you are a perfect and unique match for the position. Explain why you have chosen this employer.
  4. Assertive Closing - Courteously take initiative toward further action and next contact. You may wish to suggest a time and method (phone call, meeting) for follow up.
Don't bore your target audience with the generic form letter they have read a hundred times before. Don't simply restate your resume either. Check out our list of tips for creating a quality cover letter.  
 

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