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What to Include in a Cover Letter

When you send a cover letter to apply for a job your cover letter will include a contact section, a salutation, information on why you are qualified, a closing, and your signature. Here's what to include in a cover letter.
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What to Include in a Cover Letter
When you are a writing a cover letter, there is specific information that needs to be included.

What Not to Include in a Cover Letter
There is some information that must be included when you are writing cover letters for job. There is other information that should be left out. Here's what not to include in a cover letter.

What to Include in an Academic Cover Letter
How to write an academic cover letter for a position at a college or university.

Cover Letter Guidelines
Cover letter guidelines including what to include in a cover letter, sections of a cover letter, and examples of cover letters.

Cover Letter Contact Section
When you're writing a cover letter or sending an email message to apply for a job, how you include your contact information will vary based on how you are sending your cover letter. Here's what to include, plus examples.

Cover Letter Salutation
A salutation is the greeting you include at the beginning of a cover letter.

Parts of a Cover Letter
A cover letter is comprised of several parts: contact information, a salutation, the body of the cover letter, and an appropriate closing.

Cover Letter Salutations
When you're writing a cover letter or sending an email message to apply for a job it's important to include an appropriate salutation at the beginning of your cover letter or message.

Cover Letter Greeting
Not sure what to include in the greeting section of your cover letter? Here's how to decide what to use, plus samples.

Cover Letter Opening Sentence Examples
Examples of opening sentences to use when writing a cover letter.

The Body Section of a Cover Letter
The body of a cover letter includes the paragraphs where you explain why you are interested in and qualified for the job for which you are applying.

Cover Letter Keywords
How to use keywords in your cover letter to increase your chances of getting selected for an interview.

Cover Letter Spacing
When you're writing a cover letter, spacing is important regardless of what format your letter is in. An email cover letter needs to be as properly formatted as a typed cover letter. Here are tips for correctly spacing your cover letter.

Cover Letter Closings
When you're writing a cover letter or sending an email message to apply for a job it's important to close your cover letter in a professional manner.

Cover Letter Signature
Information on what to include in the signature of a cover letter when sending cover letter documents or email cover letters.

To Whom It May Concern
To Whom It May Concern is a letter salutation that is used in business correspondence when you don't have a specific person to whom you are writing.

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