Cover Letter for a Job Application

What is an Application Letter?

cover letter tips

What to Include in Your Cover Letter

As with all cover letters, a job application letter is divided into sections:

  • A greeting addressed to a specific person, if possible.
  • The introduction, which should include why the applicant is writing.
  • The heading, which includes your name and contact information.
  • The body, which discusses your relevant qualifications.
  • The close, which thanks the reader and provides contact information and follow-up details.
  • Your signature to end the letter.

Tips for Writing a Cover Letter

A cover letter can either help or harm you. To ensure that your application supports rather than detracts from your resume, follow these tips:

How to Send an Email Application Letter

Include your contact information in your email signature but don’t list the employer’s contact information. If sending your cover letter via email, list your name and the job title you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

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