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People who do the hiring in writing and publishing are usually editors, publishers or in marketing. Words are their business. What does this mean for you? That the writing in your cover letter and résumé must be top quality, and that you need to demonstrate excellent listening and speaking skills during the interview.

Make a Great First Impression

Cover Letter Tips:

  • Be brief—the cover letter shouldn’t be more than one page long.
  • Use a word-processor. Many hiring managers won’t read hand-written material.
  • Be business-like—your letter should be factual, precise and to the point.
  • Produce an error-free document—check for spelling, typos and grammar mistakes.
  • If you are writing a cover letter in French, check out the French edition of Words On The Move. The writing style and format are slightly different from the English cover letter.