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Purpose of a Cover Letter
Job seekers often don’t give enough attention to their cover letters. This is a way for employers to weed
people out, so you should make sure this document is well‐written and not generic. The purpose of a cover
letter is to convince an employer to call you for an interview. It should not simply repeat what is on your
resume. A cover letter should address your qualifications specific to this job and show you know something
about the company.
Basic Rules for Cover Letters
• If you are applying for a specific job that is currently available, always send a cover letter, even if the
advertisement doesn’t ask for one. Even if they don’t read