"5 Ways to Make Your Cover Letter Rock, Not Flop" for BioSpace.com

July 3, 2013

"5 Ways to Make Your Cover Letter Rock, Not Flop" by Angela Rose for BioSpace.com

"You never get a second chance to make a good first impression." The Internet has attributed this well-known adage to Will Rogers, Mark Twain and Oscar Wilde as well as various historic advertising campaigns—including that of Head and Shoulders. While we may never know who actually authored this bit of wit, one thing is certain: it is decidedly true when you’re searching for a job. If you’re a scientist on the hunt for your next position, your cover letter is your first chance to make a good impression—so make sure it rocks rather than flops.

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