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Transcript of Webshop: Cover Letter Construction

Cover Letter Construction
TRADITIONAL
The T-LETTER
Introduction
Body
Conclusion
Why do we write cover letters?
1 page maximum!
Even margins on all sides
Left justified
Use same font and text size as your resume
ONLINE WRITING LAB
OFFICE OF
CAREER PLANNING
www.ggucareers.com
careers@ggu.edu
415.442.7299
REMEMBER
THE BASICS
Provide 2 -4 specific examples
Include Details!
Use their language
Why am I writing?

Why am I interested in this company?

How am I qualified?

Why now in my career?

What are my next steps?
Standout from other applicants
Clearly state your interest in the position
Demonstrate how you will add value
Specifically apply your skills to the job description
Required for some and highly recommended for all applications
Provide a writing sample
Shows your personality
Indicate your interest

Explain how you learned about the role

Include a summary statement of your experience & skills as it relates to the job
Demonstrate
how your experience makes you an excellent fit for the role
Provide
detailed examples
Highlight the most
relevant skills
/experiences
Emphasize
accomplishments
that relate to the position
Connect what you know about the organization to your experience
Restate your interest in the position/company

Thank the employer for their time and consideration

If appropriate, indicate when and how you will follow-up on your application
Finalize
EDIT, EDIT, EDIT
Make sure you have no typos or grammar mistakes
Have at least 2 readers
owltutors@ggu.edu
Need assistance with grammar or sentence structure?
FORMAT
Address to
Hiring Manager
or to the
specific person
hiring for the position

Use your internet researching skills & company contacts to find out!
OR, use your resume header
KEEP IT
PROFESSIONAL!
Don't use "Best," "Yours," or anything too casual
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