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Cover Letter for Job Search Networking

Purpose: Example Cover Letter to Reach Out During Your Job Search to Your Professional and Personal Network

This sample cover letter for job search networking is just an example to show the quality and style of our work. Every letter we write is different and the cover letter that we write for you will be customized and personalized to your needs. You can see many other examples of cover letters we have written on our sample cover letters page. Distinctive Documents provides our resume clients a full range of cover letter writing services to meet all job search needs. If you are a current client (we’ve already written your resume or are in the process of writing your resume), you can place an order for a cover letter writing by clicking here. If you are a new client and would like more information about our professional resume and letter writing services, click here.

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Quick Cover Letter Writing Tip: Cover letters written to help you with your networking activities need to be very personalized. Often, the body of the letter can remain essentially the same, but the opening and closing paragraphs will need to be rewritten for every recipient based on your relationship with that person. Most importantly, remember that your goal in reaching out to people in your professional and personal network isn’t to ask for job openings. If you ask someone if they know of a suitable job opening, the answer will be yes or no, and most of the time it will be no. Instead, you should ask for referrals, introductions, and advice. Your goal of every networking contact should be to come away with the name of someone else you should speak with–ideally with a personal introduction. Word of mouth is the most effective job search technique and is likely to be where you’ll find your next job. Expand the number of people you speak to and you’ll expand your chances that someone will eventually provide you with the introduction and/or lead that turns into a job offer.

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