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Write a Killer Cover Letter With 5 Tips (+Examples)

Write a Killer Cover Letter With 5 Tips (+Examples)

Face it—you need a killer cover letter or your job search is burnt toast. But what elements go into writing a truly exceptional cover letter? Let a career expert show you the plan.

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The competition is terrifying. Do everything in your power to write a killer cover letter, or you’re sunk. If you don’t step up your game, your application is toast. But you hate writing cover letters, and it’s tough to find a good example. With so much pressure, how can you knock it out of the park?


Your mission? To convince recruiters you’re the best investment among hundreds of resumes and candidates. But how? Everybody else is struggling to write killer cover letters, too. And lots of them are actually good at this—or they paid someone. What can you do?


Don’t worry. People have been writing cover letters for hundreds of years—maybe thousands—and we’ve seen it all. We’ve got it down to a science, and it doesn’t have to take a year. Take a quick scroll through the 5 quick tips below for blazing cover letter writing, plus exceptional examples.


This guide will show you:

  • How to write a killer cover letter that gets 10x more interviews.
  • Exceptional examples of the best cover letter parts to make your phone ring off the hook.
  • What to put in your cover letter to knock it out of the park.
  • The key strategies that make employers excited to call you.


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Tom Gerencer, CPRW
Tom Gerencer is a career expert and Certified Professional Resume Writer who has published over 200 in-depth articles on Zety. Since 2016, he has been sharing advice on all things recruitment from writing winning resumes and cover letters to getting a promotion.
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