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How to Write a Cover Letter That Sounds Like You (and Gets Noticed)

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    04/23 Mignone Center for Career Success Harvard University Faculty of Arts & Sciences Cambridge, MA 02138 [email protected] careerservices.fas.harvard.edu Create a Strong Resume A resume is a concise, informative summary of your abilities, education, and experience.

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    RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS Your cover letter is a writing sample and a part of the screening process. By putting your best foot forward, you can increase your chances of being interviewed. A good way to create a response-producing cover letter is to highlight your skills or experiences that are most applicable to the job or industry and to ...

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  9. Handbook: CVs and Cover Letters (from Harvard FAS Office of Career

    A comprehensive, widely-applicable guide to the world of CVs and Cover Letters, written and presented by the Harvard FAS Office of Career Services. Click here to access the handbook.

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    RESUME TIPS TOP 6 RESUME MISTAKES: 1. Spelling and grammar errors 2. Missing email and phone information 3. Using passive language instead of "action" words 4. Not well organized, concise, or easy to skim 5. Not demonstrating results 6. Too long RESUME LANGUAGE SHOULD BE: • Specific rather than general • Active rather than passive

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    Yasmine Young. Sample Cover Letter #2: Ginnie is applying online to a global consulting firm that recruits Harvard students but expects cover letters and resumes to be uploaded to its website. As such, they use a formal business letter format, and indicate their preferred offices.

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    Harvard University Extension School, Cambridge, MA Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Field of Study Economics, May 2025 ... Your cover letter is a writing sample and a part of the screening process. By putting your best foot forward, you can increase your chances of being interviewed. A good way to create a response-producing cover letter is to ...

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    Keep locations, dates and less important information on the right side of the page - the left side should have important details like university, degree, job title, etc. Stick to a common font, such as Times New Roman, using a font size of 10 to 12 point.

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    Cover Letter Writing Guide Getting Started cover letter is an important component of your application package. The purpose of a cover letter is to highlight your accomplishments, projects, or skills that align with the requirements of the position.

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    pg. 2 THE CONTENT TYPICAL CATEGORIES IDENTIFICATION: Begin your resume with your name, telephone number and email address; your LinkedIn address and a mailing address are optional, but you can include your Swarthmore College address if you choose.

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    Cover Letter Samples. When you're applying for a job, a cover letter lets you show a personal side and demonstrate why hiring you is a smart decision. Cover letters should be around three paragraphs long and include specific examples from your past experience that make you qualified for the position.A cover letter should include the following ...

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