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Writing a Strong Cover Letter

A cover letter accompanies your resume as part of your job application. In the cover letter, you will highlight your story, your background and your fit for the job and company. Your goal is to explain to the employer how well qualified you are for the position and why you are interested in working for their company.

The purpose of the cover letter is to get an interview, giving you the chance to go into greater detail about your qualifications. A strong cover letter is tailored to the job—and this is what will make you stand out to the employer.