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PostPosted: 02/16/05 - 14:23    Post subject: Difference between (HR Question)
A letter of intent and a cover letter? Anyone?
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PostPosted: 02/16/05 - 14:25    Post subject: Re: Difference between (HR Question)
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A letter of intent and a cover letter? Anyone?


In my experience a letter of intent is related more to academic admissions and a cover letter is used more in the business world. Depends who the audience is.
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PostPosted: 02/16/05 - 14:27    Post subject:
The letter of intent is something that would be written after an offer is received telling the employer that you intend on becoming an employee. It is basically the same as an accetance letter to them.

The cover letter goes with the resume. It tells them, in short, why you are interested in the job, how you heard about it, and why you are a good match.
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PostPosted: 02/16/05 - 14:27    Post subject: Re: Difference between (HR Question)
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In my experience a letter of intent is related more to academic admissions and a cover letter is used more in the business world. Depends who the audience is.


The audience would be the NY State Forensics Department.

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PostPosted: 02/16/05 - 14:28    Post subject: Re: Difference between (HR Question)
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The audience would be the NY State Forensics Department.

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PostPosted: 02/16/05 - 14:29    Post subject:
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The letter of intent is something that would be written after an offer is received telling the employer that you intend on becoming an employee. It is basically the same as an accetance letter to them.

The cover letter goes with the resume. It tells them, in short, why you are interested in the job, how you heard about it, and why you are a good match.


I guess I don't get it, then. This is to apply for a state job - they're asking that a "letter of intent and complete resume" be faxed.
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I guess I don't get it, then. This is to apply for a state job - they're asking that a "letter of intent and complete resume" be faxed.
dunno


Frankly, they may simply be using the wrong phrase for what they want, in ignorance.
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Frankly, they may simply be using the wrong phrase for what they want, in ignorance.




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PostPosted: 02/16/05 - 14:30    Post subject: Re: Difference between (HR Question)
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The audience would be the NY State Forensics Department.

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I would assume that they mean a cover letter then since you are applying for a job. Since it is a gov't job, that is probably why they used letter of intent rather than cover letter.
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PostPosted: 02/16/05 - 14:40    Post subject: Re: Difference between (HR Question)
phillycat wrote:


In my experience a letter of intent is related more to academic admissions and a cover letter is used more in the business world. Depends who the audience is.


I thought that was the difference between a Cirruculum Vitae and a Resume.
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PostPosted: 02/16/05 - 14:41    Post subject: Re: Difference between (HR Question)
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I would assume that they mean a cover letter then since you are applying for a job. Since it is a gov't job, that is probably why they used letter of intent rather than cover letter.


Probably sounded better to someone than cover letter.
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PostPosted: 02/16/05 - 14:43    Post subject:
Don't know if this helps or not, but when I knew I was moving, and LONG before there were any positions open here, I sent out a "letter of interest".

It just basically said who I was, what my experience was, and to keep me in mind if any positions did happen to come open. I also enclosed my resume.

Then, when a job came open, I sent a cover letter and resume to officially "apply" for the position. And they called me immediately, because they had gotten my previous letter.
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PostPosted: 02/16/05 - 14:44    Post subject: Re: Difference between (HR Question)
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The audience would be the NY State Forensics Department.


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PostPosted: 02/16/05 - 14:45    Post subject: Re: Difference between (HR Question)
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When the going gets tough, "It was Colonel Mustard, in the library, with a candlestick."

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It wasn't Colonel Mustard in the library with the candlestick! Pay attention: it was Miss Scarlett in the Conservatory with the lead pipe!
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PostPosted: 02/16/05 - 14:50    Post subject:
RunsLikeAGirl wrote:


I guess I don't get it, then. This is to apply for a state job - they're asking that a "letter of intent and complete resume" be faxed.
dunno


Government job, eh? Just using the wrong language. I'll check my MLA Handbook for Writing and see what it is. The might even have a layout.
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