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What Is a Resume Cover Page?

When to Use a Cover Page for Your Resume

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Definition: A resume cover page, also called a cover letter or covering letter, is a letter sent with your resume when applying for jobs. Your resume cover page provides additional information on your skills and experience to the prospective employer and highlights the qualifications on your resume.

A resume cover page (cover letter) provides detailed information on why are you are qualified for and a good match for the job you are applying for.

Well written cover letters explain the reasons for your interest in the company and showcase the skills and experiences that qualify you for the job, rather than just repeating the information on your resume.

Also Known As: cover letter, covering letter

Examples: Jean included a cover page with her resume when she applied for a job.

Resume Cover Letter Examples and Advice

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