By Sandra HolzOn Dec 26, 2018 Letter Templates
A business letter is a professional piece of correspondence. If you are writing a cover letter, letter of recommendation, or thank you note, you will need to follow the formal conventions of a business letter. Following these guidelines is important. It sets the tone that you are taking the correspondence seriously and ensures that the letter recipient can focus on your message (and not formatting inconsistencies, typos, or any other small errors).
The majority of the recruiters and employers agree that a Cover Letter should be maximum one page, arguing that “the shorter, the better.” To increase your chances of getting your dream job, make sure to research the company and the person you are addressing the Cover Letter to and personalize it according to their needs and profile.
The importance of a well-crafted cover letter cannot be emphasized enough. Cover letters allow you to tell a story about where you’ve been in the professional sphere, where you hope to go, and more specifically, why you’re applying for the job at hand. The best ones showcase a jobseeker’s personality, skills, and accomplishments, and breathe life and additional value into the accompanying resume (without being a repeat of what appears on the resume).
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