You will need to revise your cover letter for each job to which you apply.
When you are adapting your cover letter for different jobs, make sure you:
- Avoid typos: Most employers stop reading a resume or cover letter as soon as they find a typo.
Have someone else read your cover letter to make sure you have caught all spelling and grammatical errors.
- Include your contact information: Although your contact information is included on your resume, do not forget to place it in your cover letter, too. Do not make the employer have to search for a way to contact you--put your contact information where it can be seen.
- Do not use recycled paper: Some recycled papers have spots in them that do not scan well. Many employers scan all incoming cover letters and resumes so that they have a digital copy, and recycled paper can lead to scans that are difficult or impossible to read.
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