Cover Letter Guidelines
Because a cover letter has more formatting flexibility than a résumé or CV, you should customize the document to match each opportunity for which you are applying. In each cover letter, you should directly reference the requirements for the job opening you are pursuing while explaining how your professional experiences will allow you to successfully fulfill the requirements of the position. Jobseekers who can compellingly communicate an ability to increase the hiring company’s revenue, efficiency, operations flow or product quality greatly strengthen their applications and increase their likelihood of receiving an invitation to interview.
Many factors can influence the information you choose to include in your résumé/CV. Common elements listed in a résumé/CV should include your experience, education, special skills, outstanding career achievements and professional affiliations. You should arrange these résumé elements in an order that best presents your qualifications and experiences.
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