Cover Letters

The purpose of a cover letter is to briefly introduce yourself, explain the position for which you are applying, and highlight your qualifications enough to peak the employer’s interest to more closely read your resume. You always want to include a cover letter whenever you submit a resume, even if it is not specifically requested. If you email the resume, use your cover letter as the body of your email and attach your resume as a PDF document.

Not sure where to begin? Check out our tips for a standout cover letter and cover letter samples to start gathering the information you'll need for your cover letter, and view additional resources below. 

Video: Cover Letter Basics

Video: 3 Phrases to Delete from Your Cover Letter

Top 10 Cover Letter Writing Tips from The Balance Careers


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