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covering letter

noun
1.
a letter that accompanies another letter, a package, or the like, to explain, commend, etc.
Also, cover letter.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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Examples from the web for cover letter
  • How well you write a cover letter and resume may determine whether or not you secure an interview or get the job.
  • How you write your cover letter is as important as the message it delivers.
  • Tourists must submit a confirmation from a travel agency or hotel and a cover letter.
  • In your cover letter, you should emphasize the parts of your work experience that are relevant to the position.
  • Make sure that your cover letter and resume work together.
  • Your cover letter should explain your experience and how it's suited to the position you are applying for.
  • Your copy editor probably indicated as much in her cover letter.
  • Send it back with a cover letter explaining how you have responded to the comments.
  • If the manuscript has been reviewed once, you should make the revisions and resubmit with a detailed cover letter.
  • Your cover letter should be tailored to the position.
British Dictionary definitions for cover letter

covering letter

noun
1.
an accompanying letter sent as an explanation, introduction, or record
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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