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How to Start a Cover Letter [Introduction & 25+ Opening Lines]

How to Start a Cover Letter [Introduction & 25+ Opening Lines]

Writer’s block got you staring at your blank screen? It’s not as hard as you think to start a cover letter that will blow the hiring manager away—this guide shows you how.

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You’ve got your resume locked down, and you’re ready to turn in your job application. But that damn cover letter... You’ve been staring at your blank screen for what must be weeks now.


How to start a cover letter?




In this guide, we’ll show you how to start a cover letter perfectly and captivate the hiring manager enough to want to immediately call you in for an interview. 


We’ll craft a professional cover letter introduction, and we’ll sort out all the header details while we’re at it.


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Christian Eilers
Christian is a career expert who has been writing for Zety since 2017. From job hunting to acing interviews to settling in on the first days at a new career, his guides cover the entire career spectrum.
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