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Where can you download a free cover letter?

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Cover letter templates can be found online using About and Microsoft, as long as Microsoft Word is installed on the computer. Cover letters are customizable and should highlight why the applicant would be the best fit for the open position.

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A cover letter is used to outline why the applicant is the best choice for the position. It should not simply repeat what is already in the applicant's resume. The cover letter is a formal business letter and should be formatted as such.

The applicant should include a formal heading and closing, as well as a few body paragraphs. The body paragraphs should state the position the applicant is applying for, what the applicant's strengths are, specific skills and abilities that are needed for the job, and a brief section thanking the potential employer for taking the time to read the resume.

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