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> The cover letter

A great cover letter has two important functions. It introduces you to an employer and sparks his or her interest in your résumé. To make a great impression, your cover letter should be the best business letter you can write – clear, neat and free of errors.

Cover Letter Tips:

  • Be brief - the cover letter shouldn't be longer than one page.
  • Be business like - your letter should be factual, precise and to the point.
  • Produce an error-free document - check for grammatical and spelling errors.
  • If writing is not your strong point - ask an editor or a friend to review your letter.
  • If you're writing a cover letter to a French employer - check the French edition of this booklet. The writing and format of a French cover letter are slightly different from the English one.