The cover letter is an important piece of your job search strategy and should be used as a marketing tool to highlight your strengths, experience, and alignment with a job description. There are three main types of cover letters: applications, prospecting, and networking. The articles in this section will provide tips for preparing each type of cover letter as well as samples of each. Your cover letter should be an ever-changing document depending on the situation, job description, company, and audience you are targeting.
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This site's Writing Effective Cover Letters provides excellent tips for writing application, prospecting, and networking cover letters, and also provides samples of each. The Cover Letter Checklist provides a list that will help you edit your cover letter and ensure you've included all necessary sections.
Check out the article, The Dynamic Cover Letters Formula for Job-Search Success, in order create a cover letter that will stand out from the pile of applicants and wow the employer. Once you have drafted your cover letter, take a look at QuintCareer's Cover Letter Checklist to ensure your letter is employer and recruiter ready.
For more help with cover letters...
If you still need more help creating your cover letter, check out QuintCareer.com's Cover Letter Tutorial for over 100 pages of advice, tips, checklists, and sample cover letters. Also, please make an appointment with the Chase Career Center if you would like a cover letter reviewed before sending it to a potential employer.