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How to E-mail Your Cover Letter?

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Email is quirky. Bullets, underlines, bold or italic characters won't show up correctly when you paste them from a word processing document into an email message. Avoid this problem by first saving your cover letter in plain text format (ASCII). Then replace special characters with ASCII-friendly ones, like these: dashes (-), asterisks (*) and arrows (>).
If your cover letter is too wide, it may produce strange line breaks on the reader's screen, which can hurt readability. Solution? Set the width of your cover letter to about 4-3/4", or less than 80 characters wide. When sending your cover letter and construction resume in an email message, your cover letter should come first and your construction resume second. For easier reading, include a line that clearly separates the two documents.

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