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What are some tips for sending cover letters by E-mail?

Forget what Instant Messenger has taught you: In business correspondence stick to the rules your English teacher taught you. Don't be cute: Plain-vanilla fonts, such as Times New Roman and Arial, and black text on a white background are recommended. Customize your cover letter to the job: It's recommended that job hunters use part of the job description they feel matches their skills or experience to explain why they'd be good for the position. Don't ramble: Get to the point. construction employers don't like it when construction executives use gimmicks to try to attract attention. Messages should be straightforward and concise. If attaching a cover letter, write a brief note in your email: There's no rule about whether a formal cover letter should be attached to an email or whether the email itself can serve as a cover letter.