Think you're ready to send in your pitch for the job? Make sure your first impression sticks — and for the right reasons.

A well-researched and compelling cover letter can set just the right tone with the employer, even before your resume is opened. And good use of e-mail etiquette can go a long way toward winning you an interview.

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Using e-mail to communicate with companies

Explore appropriate options for corresponding with a company via e-mail.