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Everything in four paragraphs

This article argues the point that the cover lettter should only consist of four paragraphs as it otherwise is unlikely to be read.
Your cover letter should only consist of four paragraphs! This makes it easy to keep track of and also ensures that you keep things clear and focused. Think about how a recruiter might have to read tens or even hundreds of cover letters and you might understand why they would not be interested in reading more than a few paragraphs.

The next step will go through the paragraphs one-by-one and give you concrete tips to help you in the writing process. But first, something important regarding attitude.

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