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Cover Letter Makeovers

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No matter how stellar your resume, it’s your cover letter that can make or break your chance at an interview. All it takes is an antiquated “To Whom It May Concern” to get your reader’s mouse migrating towards the “delete” button. A lot of rules concerning cover letters have changed, mainly because of e-mail: In an e-mail cover letter, all that you have going for you is succinct, compelling, scannable content. Understand that fancy headers, heavy cream cardstock, and strawberry-scented stationery won’t save you. The following mini-makeovers of common mistakes, however, will.

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