What is a Cover Letter?

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A cover letter is a short, snappy one-page letter you may need to write to introduce yourself to a potential employer. In this section, we'll tell you what a cover letter is, and how it can help you stand out from the competition.

 

What is a Cover Letter?

A cover letter is a snappy one-page letter you may need to write to introduce yourself to a potential employer. Unlike a resume, a cover letter focuses on the personal character traits that make you a great hire.

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Here’s why a cover letter is important:

  • It’s the first thing your potential boss will see. You have an amazing resume. No cover letter? If you're required to send Graphic of Runner in Race Breaking The Ribbonone and you don't, no one’s going to see it.
  • It puts you ahead of the competition. By sending a cover letter, you’ll beat out the people who never sent one in.
  • It sets you apart. You’re a problem solver, positive thinker, and a force for good. Your cover letter will let you express that. 

If your potential employer asks you to send one, a cover letter is just as important as your resume. Write a solid cover letter = boost your chances of getting that job!

Need more guidance? We’ve broken it all down here: What's Inside A Cover Letter?