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Webshop: Cover Letter Construction
Transcript of Webshop: Cover Letter Construction
Why do we write cover letters?
1 page maximum!
Even margins on all sides
Use same font and text size as your resume
ONLINE WRITING LAB
Provide 2 -4 specific examples
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
how your experience makes you an excellent fit for the role
Highlight the most
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
EDIT, EDIT, EDIT
Make sure you have no typos or grammar mistakes
Have at least 2 readers
Need assistance with grammar or sentence structure?
or to the
hiring for the position
Use your internet researching skills & company contacts to find out!
OR, use your resume header
Don't use "Best," "Yours," or anything too casual