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Cover letter 申请信：Cover Letters are Necessary!Cove r letters are simply a letter of introduction. In these letters you are explaining who you are and why you are writing to the resume reader. It is a matter of courtes y that you introduce yourself when you are requesting s omething of them, in this case an interview.
COVER LETTER是简历天然的伴侣。它给雇主一个快速的参考，尤其是你的简历是很通用的简历，没有专门为申请的公司裁剪的时候，COVER LETTER可以起很大的作用。
COVER LETTER主要覆盖以下三个问题："Who are you and where are y ou?" This should be stated in thefirst paragraph. "Wher e did you hear about me?" "What can you do for me?" Wha t can you provide relevant to the job.
一般你可以通过INTERNET或其它途径(newspapers and magazines, word -of-mouth or the public library. )查到公司的有关背景。你可以略为写一点，使雇主知道你不是随意发出简历的。
l COVER LETTER例子：
23 Elm St. Anytown, ON M4R 5K6 (416) 555-2345 Octob er 14, 1998
Ms. Natalie RogersSoftware Develop Manager Acme Sof tware and Network Ltd. 455 Ivy Ave. Anytown, ON M4W 1S2
Dear Ms. Rogers,
Please accept my application for the position of pr ogrammer, advertised in the Ottawa Citizen.
I have always enjoyed working on programming, and h ave developed many applications in various fields, such as telecommunication, transportation and POS management . I have worked as a senior developer at XYZ Software I nc. I gained a lot of experience there in MS C++ and Sy base SQL Server, which I think would be valuable to you r company.
I am enclosing my resume, but would very much like to talk with you in person.
I look forward to hearing from you.
l What Instances Require a Cover LetterMy rule is - if you are not shaking hands with the hiring decision m aker and introducing yourself, then you need a cover le tter to introduce you. If you are shaking hands with th e hiring manager, you are introducing yourself verbally and requesting an interview. In this case, hand them yo ur resume without a cover letter.
On the other hand, if you are sending a resume by m ail, if you give your resume to a friend to hand in, or if you leave your resume with the hiring manager's secr etary then you are not shaking the hiring manager's han d and you need to have a cover letter enclosed with you r resume.
Cover Letters Should Be Brief and SimpleHiring mana gers only glance at cover letters. They have 50+ resume s to read out of which they will select a few candidate s for interviews. I recommend letters be 3-4 paragraphs .
Many people provide lengthy autobiographies in the cover letter. They regurgitate their resume and then so me. This is a waste the writer's and reader's time.
l Cover Letter ContentAddress these 4 topics in a s uccinct manner and the hiring manager will be grateful.
1) For what position are you applying?2) How did yo u learn of the position or company?3) Why are you perfe ct for the position?4) Who will contact who?I usually c over 1 & 2 in the first paragraph and a paragraph each for 3 & 4. Thank You LetterFollow up LetterReference Le tter
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