Contrary to popular belief, cover letters haven’t lost their importance – in fact, 53 percent of employers admit they prefer candidates who send a cover letter. Knowing this, cover letters need to be utilized for today's job markets and digital era.
The trouble is knowing exactly how to craft the perfect cover letter, and knowing the answer requires a little help. That's where examples of cover letters come in. An ineffective, wrongly formatted cover letter may not seem like a big deal in the grand scheme of your experience, skills, and work history (your resume), but it can make or break your chances of securing an interview. As many as 48 percent of hiring managers will throw away a cover letter that's not customized (meaning, it's a generic cover letter sent to a multiple employers) and 49 percent will toss it in the trash if it has spelling errors.
So, yes, a professional cover letter is essential.
TopResume is here to help, and we have a team of writers who know exactly what it takes to create the perfect cover letter. No matter which career field you're in or hoping to break into in the future, we have examples of cover letters for you. Click a category below to see our cover letter samples.
You need to know exactly what your cover letter should look like, what it should say (and what it should not say), and how to make sure your cover letter gets positive attention. If you don't have the time or resources to get your cover letter in the best shape on your own, let us help.
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