Cover letters. As much as they require more work, cover letters are a great opportunity to cover qualifications we can’t fully explain in our resumes. In addition, they help personalize job applicants to enable them to come across more as real people to potential employers. If you throw together a cover letter in the hopes that nobody will actually read it, you might be missing a chance to land the job. To take advantage of a cover letter's full potential, follow these steps below. You’ll find advice on formatting, reviewing, and researching cover letters. You will also find links to three free samples, which you can copy and adapt to your own personal cover letter.
Old English writan "to score, outline, draw the figure of," later "to set down in writing" (class I strong verb; past tense wrat , past participle writen ), from Proto-Germanic *writanan "tear, scratch" (cf. Old Frisian writa "to write," Old Saxon writan "to tear, scratch, write," Old Norse rita "write, scratch, outline," Old High German rizan "to write, scratch, tear," German reißen "to tear, pull, tug, sketch, draw, design"), outside connections doubtful. Words for "write" in most languages originally mean "carve, scratch, cut" (cf. Latin scribere , Greek grapho , Sanskrit rikh- ); a few originally meant "paint" (cf. Gothic meljan , Old Church Slavonic pisati , and most of the modern Slavic cognates). For men use to write an evill turne in marble stone, but a good turne in the dust. [More, 1513] To write (something) off (1680s) originally was from accounting; figurative sense is recorded from 1889. Write-in "unlisted candidate" is recorded from 1932.