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Job Ad Response Cover Letter

Purpose: Respond to Advertised Job Openings

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Example cover letter for responding to ads

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Quick Cover Letter Writing Tip: As you can see in the sample cover letter above, your cover letter should be written to focus on the needs of the employer. What can you learn from the ad? Go through the job announcement with a highlighter pen and mark all the key requirements and needs that the employer mentions. Your cover letter should address all of these and show how you are the perfect match to the employer’s needs. “Parrot” back keywords and phrases that the employer has used in the advertisement. Make sure that you mention all of the relevant experience and qualifications but also provide examples of how your past accomplishments will translate into results and benefits for the past employer. Can you make them money? Save them money? Solve some pressing problem? These are items that you should highlight. Is there something that differentiates you and really sets you apart from other applicants? Make certain that your letter showcases that. End your letter with a call to action.

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