Explicitly make ties to market known in cover letter?

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BarbellDreams
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Explicitly make ties to market known in cover letter?

Postby BarbellDreams » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:50 pm

If my resume shows my ties (college, but nothing about the fact that I was also there for high school and grade school), but I am mass mailing, is it alright for me to throw in a "I am originally from Chicago and am eager to return closer to my family" or something like that? If so, does this go within the first couple of lines or can I just add it towards the end?

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Re: Explicitly make ties to market known in cover letter?

Postby lawgod » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:52 pm

Yes, put it in. Something like "I grew up and lived in chicago for 20 years, and plan to practice there."

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Re: Explicitly make ties to market known in cover letter?

Postby beach_terror » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:52 pm

The first paragraph of my cover letter is something like: "I am a rising student at XXX and am writing because I am interested in working for your firm. I spent my summer doing XXX. As a lifelong resident of XXX, I hope to work in XXX after my graduation in May 2013."

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Re: Explicitly make ties to market known in cover letter?

Postby BarbellDreams » Sun Aug 07, 2011 9:16 pm

beach_terror wrote:The first paragraph of my cover letter is something like: "I am a rising student at XXX and am writing because I am interested in working for your firm. I spent my summer doing XXX. As a lifelong resident of XXX, I hope to work in XXX after my graduation in May 2013."


Thats not bad, thanks.




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