Hello and Good-bye: How to Write a Cover Letter

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“Hello” and “Good-bye” are two of the most common greetings in our daily lives. We typically salute one another with “Hello” when we meet at school, at work, or in the neighborhood, and we usually say farewell with “Good-bye” as we exit those same locations to return to our homes. Interestingly, those same two words provide the basic framework for a standard cover letter.

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Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.

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Jim LaBate

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Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.

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