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Writing a Cover Letter

The cover letter should accompany your résumé and will introduce you to the hiring official and indicate for which positions you are applying. It should generally be one page long and not over three or four paragraphs, using the same color and paper stock as your resume. The cover letter should be clear, concise, and communicate why you are appropriate for the position, school, and/or district. Focus on data in the résumé that illustrate why and how your experiences have prepared you for this position, and highlight your outstanding and exceptional qualities. Read over your finished product for spelling and grammatical errors. If you have any questions, consult your career advisor.

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Cover Letter Examples