What do you put in a cover letter?


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A professional cover letter includes current contact information, an appropriate salutation, a body, a proper closing and a signature. Several formats are available to construct a cover letter to the specific job position, including an email cover letter used when emailing potential employers.

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The first section of a cover letter includes contact information for both the author and the potential employer. This includes name, address, phone number and email address.

The body of the cover letter explains to the employer for which position is being applied. The author explains why he would be a good fit for the applied position. It is also recommended to explain how the author intends to follow up after sending the cover letter.

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