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1. Is it true that a cover letter should provide a more engaging read than a resume? Why/why not?
Yes, it’s true. A resume is usually much shorter than a cover letter which can be used to explain the candidate’s story in more detail.
Yes, it’s true. A resume sticks to listing all factual, dryer information and a cover letter can be used to create extra interest.
No, it’s not true. The purpose of a cover letter is to reiterate what is in a resume.
2. Should you focus on your career goals when writing a cover letter? Why/why not?
Yes. Be very enthusiastic about your work ethic as well as your goals in your cover letter.
No. It’s best not to focus on your goals in your cover letter and instead focus on what you can do for the company.
No. It’s best not to say very much about yourself in your cover letter.
3. Which of these is the best example of how to personalize a cover letter to fit the position?
I understand the news desk position requires long hours, which I’m used to, having been a late-shift bar manager in college.
I’m ready to start my career and look forward to hearing from you soon!
I’m not afraid to work long hours, having been a late-shift bar manager in college.
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