These guidelines apply to both hard copy correspondence and email , and include samples of both. To decide which to use, see email guidelines. Cover letters accompany and introduce your resume. The name "cover letter" originated because in hard copy it is placed on top of, and thus covers, your resume. What's your goal in sending your resume? Isn't it to get into the "yes" pile and not the "no" or "maybe" piles when the employer is sorting resumes to decide whom to interview?
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