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It's not enough for your cover letter to tell an employer how great you are. It has to prove it. And it does that by presenting relevant and specific examples of your technical skills and achievements.

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Select examples that demonstrate your understanding of each company’s individual needs and why you’re the best person to meet them. Remember, don’t be generic: One letter won’t work for multiple employers. Screeners look for reasons to eliminate candidates, so you have to help them connect the dots by focusing on examples that match the job description’s top requirements. Some candidates use bullet points to make their competencies stand out. Others prefer to list a key job requirement followed by an experience bullet. Any of these approaches work, as long as you’re clear and professional.

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