Cover Letter Advice

Vault has compiled all the cover letter advice that you will ever need to land your dream job. View sample cover letters, watch videos and get expert help, tips and advice for an effective cover letter that will stand out from the competition.

Cover Letter Basics

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Why You Need a Cover Letter
Do you really need to send a cover letter...

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Selling Yourself in Your Cover Letter
Ah, advertisers. They try to suck us in...

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Types of Cover Letters
How you write your letter and which format...

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Your Cover Letter as a Marketing Tool
It is time to review the real meat of your...

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Elements of a Cover Letter
Following the header and company contact...

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E-Notes and Electronic Submissions
Electronic submissions, particularly when...

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The Vault Guide to Resumes and Job-Hunting Skills, Second Edition
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Vault Guide to Networking
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Vault Guide to Top Internships, 2019 Edition
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Cover Letter Blog

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5 Words Never to Use in a Cover Letter

If you're a copy editing nerd like I am, you'll be very...

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6 Hot Professions in the Fast-Growing Cannabis Industry

With cannabis now legal for medicinal purposes in 33 states...

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5 Best Resume Fonts

When it comes to choosing which font to use for your resume,...

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Job Hunting Strategies—For Opposite Day Only

According to the calendar of the weird, January 25th is...

Thesaurus Day and Resume Buzzwords

20 Common Resume Buzzwords (and What to Use Instead)

January 18th is National Thesaurus Day: a chance to...

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6 Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid in Your Law Firm Job Search [Infographic]

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5 Ways to Boost Your Career This Holiday Season

Although you’d probably rather kick back on the couch than...

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Getting the Most Out of Campus Career Services

I’ve attended three colleges in my higher education career:...

6 Things to Do To Your Resume Before the New Year

6 Things to Do to Your Resume before the New Year

A lot of people think the holiday season is a bad time to...

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The Number-One Rule for Cover Letters

Okay look-resumés are great....

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Gift Guide for Job Seekers

It's Cyberweek, and you know what that means-I'm broke now....

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5 Tips for Jump-starting Your Job Search Over the Holidays

There’s nothing like the holidays for some time off to...