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A cover letter should always accompany the resume and is used whenever emailing, faxing or snail mailing your resume to companies in which you have an interest, which may or may not be actively advertising for a position. Cover letters should also be used when contacting recruiters or search firms.

Remember that EVERY document you send to an organization should SELL your skills to the reader. You have carte blanche in a cover letter - it is vital that you market your strengths in this letter, not just state the obvious. It is important to remember that the reader has probably read a great number of cover letters prior to reading yours, so it is wise not to say the same thing as everyone else, i.e.,

"I saw your ad online for a Systems Administrator position and have sent you my resume."

This is a terrible introduction, and an old cliche'.

Stating the obvious in a cover letter is a waste of time for both the writer to have written, and the reader to read. However, time tested research indicates well-written cover letters bolster the chance of a resume being read by up to 65%. Best used in conjunction with a resume, the cover letter must also be able to stand on its own, and sell you to the reader in a concise but effective matter.

(For more information on writing cover letters, and to see a sample cover letter, please go to the article entitled "Writing Cover Letters that Sizzle".)


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