When you want to exchange contact information with someone you meet, you probably pull out a business card, sometimes referred to as a calling card. Well, a cover letter is a bit like that. It's the first document a hiring manager sees from you and it either makes a good impression or one that, like the letter itself—goes into the shredder.
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According our national survey of human resources personnel and hiring managers, your resume gets a 15 second glance. 15 Seconds! In today's competitive job market, your resume has to be a door opener.