Cover-letter writing is all about the before (first draft) and after (final version). This section reveals six cover-letter makeovers that illustrate how to improve new drafts or older versions of your job-search correspondence. Each “before” version has a brief do's and don'ts comment section noting strengths and weaknesses. Each “after” sample includes a detailed analysis of how changes yielded a more dynamic and goal-focused document. Note that some of these cover letters have corresponding resumes.