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...

Featured Guides

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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 Finance Interviews, 9th Edition
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Vault Guide to Top Internships, 2019 Edition
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Vault Guide to the Top 50 Management and Strategy Consulting Firms, 2019 Edition
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Cover Letter Blog

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5 Job Search Myths Costing You the Job

The job landscape is constantly changing, so now more than...

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How to Approach a ‘Cover Letter Optional’ Job Listing

Have you ever been invited to a friend's birthday party and...

How to Write A Resume That Crosses Borders [Infographic]

Earning your MBA is the first step to securing a great...

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3 Resume Tips for Older Career Changers

Unfortunately, modern society is ageist....

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3 Traits You Need to Survive the Job Search

It’s an understatement to say that the job search process is...

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A Handy-Dandy Guide to Email Etiquette

Ever hit "reply all" on an email you shouldn't have?...

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6 Ways Your Resume Should Differ from Your LinkedIn Profile

Although your resume and LinkedIn profile are both important...

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3 Reasons You Should Try Academic Research

I got an email the other day from Academia.edu....

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Is There Such Thing as Too Many Internships?

Whether you’re coming out of college or just finding your...

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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,...