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Anyone who has hunted for a job knows that summarizing your life in a resume can be difficult. The cover letter, however, is an entirely more unruly animal. One has less space but a greater challenge to prove compatibility and offer context.
The following article demystifies the process so you will approach your next attempt with less trepidation.
The Carrot: An introduction that is fresh, interesting and relevant. In English 101 class, this is also referred to as the hook. Get the reader to read on from the get-go.
Read the other two tips here.