To Whom It May Concern: This Is How to Write a Cover Letter

Don’t sell yourself. Instead, prove you’re invaluable.

The job hunt is both challenging and exhausting. It’s a process full of hunting, hoping, waiting, and wanting. In order to transition from applicant to candidate, you will almost always need two tools: A résumé and a cover letter. Your résumé is sleek and smart (thanks to a little help from Slate), and now it’s time to tackle your cover letter. The video above offers simple tricks of the trade to improve tone, content, and grammar.