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I Have No Name to Send My Cover Letter To?

Dear Del,I have a question about cover letters. If you can’t find the person whom you would address the cover letter to, is it okay to put “Dear Recruiter” or something like that? Thanks, ErikaThe short answer is, YES. You… Continue reading

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How Do I Begin a Cover Letter?

Getting started, particularly if it’s the opening for a cover letter, can be tough. Here are five ways to start a cover letter in an engaging manner. 1. Use a network contact. Example: Bob Cratchet, your regional vice president… Continue reading

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Avoiding the Circular File

Knowing the conventions of business communications is crucial to having your letters avoid the circular file. With so many of you heading to Career Fairs this week, many of you asked questions about letters and their proper formats. One of… Continue reading

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Mixing Up a Batch of Cover Letters

Years ago, I had a friend who made the most wonderful soft, fully-chip loaded chocolate cookies. I wanted to be able to make these cookies, but she wanted to keep her recipe to herself. Finally after much coaxing, I… Continue reading

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