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Writing a Job Search Cover Letter

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Mary Lastra

on 14 March 2016

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Transcript of Writing a Job Search Cover Letter

Gavilan College Writing Center presents:
The Writing Center will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this event. If you require an accommodation, contact us at (408)848-4811. Please include the requested accommodation along with your contact information.
Gavilan Writing Center LI168
(in the Learning Commons)
PHONE: (408)848-4811
WEBSITE: gavilan.edu/writing
Mon-Thu 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Introduce Yourself
Promote your Resume

Writing a Job Search Cover Letter
Think of your cover letter as an opportunity to:
make a first impression
generate excitement about your resume
express an understanding of the prospective employer
demonstrate skill, originality, and initiative
Formatting your Cover Letter
Choose a font and header consistent with your resume
The salutation should address a person if possible
Allow yourself enough time to write a thoughtful letter
Proofread! Proofread! Proofread!
Purdue OWL Job Search Writing

UC Santa Cruz Career Center
Bing or Google image search: Cover Letter Tips
Internet, YouTube, eBook search: cover letters

10 Cover Letter Tips to Get a Job
- Sample Cover Letters
Introduce Yourself
Promote your Resume
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