What are the best resources for writing a cover letter?

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    #1[TUTORIAL] How To Write A Cover Letter (Example Included)

    [TUTORIAL] How To Write A Cover Letter (Example Included)
    This video goes over the structure of a cover letter, and tells you what you should include in each paragraph of your text. It then provides an example so you see how this mentioned structure applies to a real life case.
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    Harini Pawar
    Written on September 8, 2017
    "This video is a must if you are seeking out jobs, especially for first-time job hunters. It's important to make a cover letter stand out, and by watching this, you'll have a much better idea on how to do that. I used it in my first job hunt after college graduation and landed an awesome position! I believe this video played a major role in helping me with a great cover letter!"
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    #2[TUTORIAL] How To Write A Cover Letter - Forbes Video

    [TUTORIAL] How To Write A Cover Letter - Forbes Video
    In the video How To Write A Cover Letter, Kathyn Dill answers the five key questions you might have about cover letters. Take them into account and make your job application stand out.
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    Will Xu
    Written on February 27, 2017
    "I wish more people would watch this video! It's something that everybody needs to know how to do, and I'm glad Forbes is there to spell it out in easy to understand language. I always feel old fashioned when I write cover letters with my job applications, but this makes me feel better about what I'm doing!"
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    #35 Steps to an Incredible Cover Letter

    5 Steps to an Incredible Cover Letter
    In this video by careercake.com, Aimee Bateman explains the five steps you should always have in mind when writing a cover letter that truly works and stands out.
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    Denise Dean
    Written on September 8, 2017
    "I found this to be helpful advice. It gives many useful tips on writing cover letters. Some of the tips might not be suitable for everyone."
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    #4[TUTORIAL] How to Write a Cover Letter - Harvard Business Review

    [TUTORIAL] How to Write a Cover Letter - Harvard Business Review
    This article by Amy Gallo for the Harvard Business Review gives you the do's and don'ts of writing a good cover letter. It also provides case studies with real life examples of cover letters that helped applicants land their desired jobs.
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    Sean Torres
    Written on May 12, 2017
    "This is an excellent resource to use for help with ideas. Has an easy to follow step by step guide to writing a successful cover letter."
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    #5[TUTORIAL] How To Write A Cover Letter - Forbes

    [TUTORIAL] How To Write A Cover Letter - Forbes
    In How To Write A Cover Letter, Susan Adams explains how to use storytelling to grab the recruiter's attention. It also goes over all the aspects a cover letter should contemplate and then gives useful examples.
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    Eugene Gardner
    Written on January 20, 2017
    "I had no idea how to write a cover letter. Thankfully I found this article by forbes which really helped. The article isn't that long of a read and highlights the important stuff on getting it done. It details a few different approached you can take too!"
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    #6[TUTORIAL] How to Write a Cover Letter - The Balance

    [TUTORIAL] How to Write a Cover Letter - The Balance
    This article goes over the finer points of cover letter writing so you can create effective communications that will get you noticed by potential employers.
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    José Antonio Villanueva
    Written on April 7, 2017
    "This has taught me the different types of cover letters and what I should be including in my cover letter for the best chance to get hired. I have never put much thought into creating a cover letter but this has taught me a way to make one and what to include. "
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    #7Knock 'em Dead Cover Letters

    Knock 'em Dead Cover Letters
    Knock 'em Dead Cover Letters: Cover Letters and Strategies to Get the Job You Want by Martin Yate, shows you how to increase your chances of landing an interview. This book uses a practical, easy-to-follow approach to creating every type of cover letter you will use in a job search.
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    James Jones
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "Knock'em Dead is a pretty informal, 320 page book that provides very useful tips and tricks for writing a compelling cover letter. I have read this book a few times and with the changing times, this book is actually pretty useful in learning to "market yourself" to companies looking to hire."
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    #8Get It Done: Write a Cover Letter

    Get It Done: Write a Cover Letter
    Get It Done: Write a Cover Letter is a book by Jeremy Schifeling. It quickly teaches you the 12 parts of a cover letter and walks you through exactly what you need to do on each step.
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    Benjamin Kelly
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "Get It Done: Write a Cover Letter is a really helpful book to guide you in writing cover letters. This book is short, quick, and to the point, with lots of helpful information. It's especially useful for people like me who just had no idea where to start when I was expected to have a cover letter. This book really helped me out, I'd definitely recommend it."
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    #9Stand Out Cover Letters

    Stand Out Cover Letters
    Stand Out Cover Letters: How to Write Winning Cover Letters That Get You Hired is a book written by Mark Baker. It will teach you how to have a stand out mindset, a step by step method, how to access the hidden job market, some tips and strategies, critical mistakes to avoid, and how to create a cover letter without writing a single word.
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    Anthony Harper
    Written on May 18, 2017
    "I've got the kindle version. It contains pretty much all you need to know about writing a great cover letter. Most people spend a lot of time preparing their resumes but fail to put in the same amount of effort towards the cover letter. Big mistake! This This book is all you need to help your cover letter match your resume."
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