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Creating a Cover Letter

Two types of cover letters exist - general and job-specific. Cover letters are not required when applying for a job, but are recommended.

1. General Cover Letters
General cover letters are associated with one existing resume and are usually not targeted for a specific job. If a general cover letter exists, it is automatically included when applying for a job unless a job-specific cover letter is created.

To create a general cover letter
  1. Login to the Careers area of the website.
  2. Click the "My Resumes" button or link.
  3. Click the "Add" link in the row of the desired resume.
  4. Copy and paste or type the cover letter in the appropriate text box.
  5. Click the "Save" button at the bottom of the page.

To edit a general cover letter, click the "Edit" link on the "My Resumes" page.

2. Job-Specific Cover Letters
Job-specific cover letters are created when applying for a particular job and are usually targeted specifically at that job. If a job-specific cover letter is not created, the general cover letter, if it exits, is automatically included with the application.

To create a job-specific cover letter, see Applying for a Job.

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