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Channel Your Cover Letter Feedback

Kim Isaacs | Monster Resume Expert

Prioritize the Feedback

Most professional resume-writing firms also offer cover letter services, so if you’re not having much success improving your letter on your own, it may be worthwhile to hire a professional.

“I have seen many job searches stalled, because the individual had a terrific resume written by a professional but did not want to pay for a cover letter,” says Sally McIntosh, chair of the Certification Commission for the Nationally Certified Resume Writer credential and owner of Advantage Resumes in St. Louis.

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