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Don't get me wrong -- a good cover letter can be the Mother of All
Job-Seeking Devices. I didn't spend all those years in a Tech Pubs
department that reported to Marketing without learning some marketing
tricks. As a vehicle for introducing yourself, establishing rapport,
and giving a targeted sales pitch, a cover letter is dynamite.
But when you can't get enough information about the potential client
to write a good cover letter, I think it's a mistake to write a
bad one. "Don't write bad stuff on purpose" -- that's my motto.
Robert Plamondon * High-Tech Technical Writing
36475 Norton Creek Road * Blodgett * Oregon * 97326
robert -at- plamondon -dot- com * (503) 453-5841
"I regret that I have but one * for my country." -- Nathan Hale