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Each cover letter should be tailored to a specific job description and organization. Show how you meet the qualifications for that job by emphasizing the two or three strongest reasons. Show what you know about the organization/industry, and demonstrate why you are a good fit. Use confident language, write in an active voice, and, except in rare circumstances, limit your letter to one page. Before you begin writing your cover letter, ask yourself these questions:

  •     What is the employer looking for in a candidate?
  •     What skills/attributes do you want to highlight?
  •     Why do you want to work for them?
  •     Why this position?

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Script, Narration, and Animation by: Julia Bourque

Date Recorded

August 24, 2017

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