Re: Cover Letters, What's Important?

Subject: Re: Cover Letters, What's Important?
From: John Posada <john -at- TDANDW -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 13:12:33 -0500

stark vision wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> What are the most important things to include in a cover letter?

Include two or three extraordinary skills that you believe will
encourage the reader to grant you an interview, such as a special skill
that matches an important point in the job description.

Example..I noticed on this board a post from someone who worked at Adobe
creating help material. This would be a great cover letter issue for a
job that requires FrameMaker documentation skills.

>
> Is there a minimum and maximum length?

One page. Let the resume present all of the details.

>
> What should I avoid including in the cover letter?

Anything that will not contribute toward, or worse, discourage the
appintment.

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