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December 14, 2017

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The Cover Letter: Tips to Make You Stand Out (In a Good Way)

With a few mouse clicks, it’s easy to send dozens of job applications at a time. Of course this means recruiters and hiring managers will receive dozens, if not hundreds, of responses to every listed position. First impressions matter more than ever, and your written application is your chance to make a good one.

As the director of a tutoring company (TheWritingFaculty.com), Anindita Basu Sempere has read thousands of cover letters and resumes. The applications that stand out demonstrate the candidate’s attention to detail, professionalism and research.

The following tips will help you do the same:

Follow instructions to the letter. If a resume and cover letter are requested, send exactly that, no more and no less. Hiring managers are looking for potential employees, and demonstrating your ability to follow basic instructions helps.
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