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Well Written Cover Letters Land Interviews Faster!

My Fox - Houston

HOUSTON. TX -- In a competitive job market, a well written, well thought out cover letter can land you an interview. A poorly constructed, generic letter could send you to the reject pile. The cover letter is a chance to convey, in your own words, why you are the perfect person for the job. It should include why you are contacting them, what you bring to the table and how you will follow up.

Elaborate on your talents in a conversational manner, but don't repeat your resume. Show you know the company without going overboard. You don't want them to think you pulled them out of a hat, but gave thought to the position. Whenever possible, tailor the cover letter for each job you apply to.

List the skills and experience you have, especially the ones that match the job posting. And last, keep copies of all your cover letters so you know what you have sent and to whom. Here's the bottom line, if your cover letter doesn't get the company's attention, your resume won't get a second look.

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