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CD-07: Cover Letter

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Transcript of CD-07: Cover Letter

Cover Letter
OBJECTIVES
Demonstrate an understanding of cover letter formats.
OBJECTIVES
Demonstrate an understanding of cover letter formats.
Review cover letter styles.
OBJECTIVES
Demonstrate an understanding of cover letter formats.
Review cover letter styles.
Assess career skills and accomplishments.
OBJECTIVES
Demonstrate an understanding of cover letter formats.
Review cover letter styles.
Assess career skills and accomplishments.
Produce a cover letter.
OBJECTIVES
Demonstrate an understanding of cover letter formats.
Review cover letter styles.
Assess career skills and accomplishments.
Produce a cover letter.
Review individual progress with the cover letter checklist.
PURPOSE OF A COVER LETTER
Business format introduction to your résumé.
PURPOSE OF A COVER LETTER
Business format introduction to your résumé.
Creates an important first impression.
PURPOSE OF A COVER LETTER
Business format introduction to your résumé.
Creates an important first impression.
Highlights your skills and accomplishments.
PURPOSE OF A COVER LETTER
Business format introduction to your résumé.
Creates an important first impression.
Highlights your skills and accomplishments.
Provides information that is relevant to the particular job you are applying for.
PURPOSE OF A COVER LETTER
Business format introduction to your résumé.
Creates an important first impression.
Highlights your skills and accomplishments.
Provides information that is relevant to the particular job you are applying for.
Convinces the employer to read your resumé.
COVER LETTER
First Paragraph
Draws the employer’s attention and addresses the specific job and the source.
COVER LETTER
Second Paragraph
States your qualifications and skills that meet the job requirements.
COVER LETTER
Third Paragraph
States how you can be contacted and invites an interview.
FIRST PARAGRAPH
Link yourself to the employer by naming your referral if possible. If you are responding to a newspaper article, refer to the ad.
FIRST PARAGRAPH
Show your awareness of the types of things the company is doing.
FIRST PARAGRAPH
Try to grab the employer’s attention and state why you are interested in the position.
SECOND PARAGRAPH
Tailor your letter to the requirements of the job.
SECOND PARAGRAPH
State any key experience and/or skills that qualify you for the position.
SECOND PARAGRAPH
Highlight how the employer will benefit from hiring you.
THIRD PARAGRAPH
State that your resume is attached, and you are available at the employer’s convenience for an interview.
THIRD PARAGRAPH
If appropriate, let the reader know that you will check back to set up an appointment.
THIRD PARAGRAPH
Thank the reader.
COVER LETTER TEMPLATE
Use good quality white paper
Margins should be one inch
Type in 12pt Times New Roman
COVER LETTER TEMPLATE
OBJECTIVES
Demonstrate an understanding of cover letter formats.
OBJECTIVES
Demonstrate an understanding of cover letter formats.
Review cover letter styles.
OBJECTIVES
Demonstrate an understanding of cover letter formats.
Review cover letter styles.
Assess career skills and accomplishments.
OBJECTIVES
Demonstrate an understanding of cover letter formats.
Review cover letter styles.
Assess career skills and accomplishments.
Produce a cover letter.
OBJECTIVES
Demonstrate an understanding of cover letter formats.
Review cover letter styles.
Assess career skills and accomplishments.
Produce a cover letter.
Review individual progress with the cover letter checklist.
SENDING BY E-MAIL

If the employer expects to receive your cover letter and resumé as a single attachment:
Combine the document so that the cover letter is the first page.
If the employer does not ask for a cover letter but requires your resumé as an attachment:
Consider the e-mail as your cover letter
Copy and Paste your Cover Letter 1st, 2nd, & 3rd paragraphs into the email


SENDING BY E-MAIL
SENDING BY E-MAIL
Format your resumé and cover letter using the alignment options provided in the Google Document word processor format.
To maintain formatting, save your document as a .pdf file.
COVER LETTER TEMPLATE
The letter must include:
Your contact information
Date
Employer’s address including postal code
3rd paragraph restates your contact information (telephone number and e-mail address).
FIRST PARAGRAPH
Examples:
"Gary Hayes, your Human Resources Manager, suggested I contact you..."
"Your reputation as a leader in the Oilfield industry is well known."
Note: Do not be too familiar or overbearing
COVER LETTER TEMPLATE
Ensure the document is well-organized and readable.
COVER LETTER TEMPLATE
Present you name in bold at the top of the page.
Balance print and white space on the page
Use clear, simple, concise language
Employers do not expect you to sign a cover letter sent electronically. Typing your name is acceptable in this case.


SENDING BY E-MAIL
Objectives
Purpose of a Cover Letter
Writing a Cover Letter
Writing a Cover Letter: First Paragraph
Writing a Cover Letter: Second Paragraph
Writing a Cover Letter: Third Paragraph
Cover Letter Template
Sending via email
Objectives Review
HANDOUT #1
Access CD-07 Handout #1: Cover Letter Paragraph Organizers.

Access CD-07 Handout #2: Cover Letter Template
CD 07
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I95_hq99jZrzKwOj_17pVu8HqILNFhMiwenY3lcVrKU/edit?usp=sharing
Rename CD-07 Handout #1: Cover Letter Paragraph Organizers as '
LastName, FirstName CD-07 Handout #1: Cover Letter Paragraph Organizers
'.
COMPLETE 1st PARAGRAPH
Draft the first paragraph of your cover letter.
Share the file with your instructor.

HANDOUT #1
Access your copy of CD-07 Handout #1: Cover Letter Paragraph Organizers.

COMPLETE 2nd PARAGRAPH
Draft the second paragraph of your cover letter.
Complete edits as per instructor's direction.
Complete edits as per instructor's direction.
Refer to Cover Letter 'Help Files' for sample wording:
CIP:
CIPA:
CHP:
CRP:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AHTeCY5ccHHahicRFoV1AQpTYa7fSmjEBKFoVw9rtls/edit?usp=sharing
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ybD8WskN-FUSttFTTf-fuqcuBcAQ8q8I1rGnKf0pDys/edit?usp=sharing
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KPWaWeSWwa2fstiWco1jgsWnsaCAYkR5bZ2oP4xxO8U/edit?usp=sharing
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JXRyOvjoQfMp_pSGBoIMCS3K9b569T0lOy5BxeQwBDE/edit?usp=sharing
Refer to Cover Letter 'Help Files' for sample wording:
CIP:
CIPA:
CHP:
CRP:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AHTeCY5ccHHahicRFoV1AQpTYa7fSmjEBKFoVw9rtls/edit?usp=sharing
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ybD8WskN-FUSttFTTf-fuqcuBcAQ8q8I1rGnKf0pDys/edit?usp=sharing
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KPWaWeSWwa2fstiWco1jgsWnsaCAYkR5bZ2oP4xxO8U/edit?usp=sharing
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JXRyOvjoQfMp_pSGBoIMCS3K9b569T0lOy5BxeQwBDE/edit?usp=sharing
HANDOUT #1
Access your copy of CD-07 Handout #1: Cover Letter Paragraph Organizers.

COMPLETE 3rd PARAGRAPH
Draft the third paragraph of your cover letter.
Complete edits as per instructor's direction.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tdvl0Vze8AwyWLQH14i7sfFwHcj5P147aX-noI3EqWo/edit?usp=sharing
Rename CD-07 Handout #2: Cover Letter Template as '
LastName, FirstName CD-07 Handout #2: Cover Letter
'.
Share the file with your instructor.

COVER LETTER TEMPLATE
Replace the placeholder text with:
your contact information
the current date
the employer's information.

Replace the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Paragraph placeholder text by copying and pasting the paragraph text from

your copy of CD-07 Handout #1: Cover Letter Paragraph Organizers
Complete edits as per instructor's direction.
COVER LETTER
COVER LETTER CHECKLIST
SUBMIT COVER LETTER CHECKLIST
You have built your Cover Letter section by section and now have a complete Cover Letter Draft.

Now, review your Cover Letter against the 'Cover Letter Checklist' to confirm that it is complete.



Review your Cover Letter against the checklist to confirm that it is complete.
The checklist outlines the basic standards for a professional Cover Letter.
Follow the checklist instructions to amend and complete your Cover Letter
Share the checklist with your instructor.
Access CD-07 Handout #3: Cover Letter Checklist
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vqrhtZX-IwEbnqGqpQlu_w9LdIJc742YI39-I0UBROc/edit?usp=sharing
Rename CD-07 Handout #3: Cover Letter Checklist as '
LastName, FirstName CD-07 Handout #3: Cover Letter Checklist
'.
COVER LETTER TEMPLATE
Before you start this section:
Make sure you complete all paragraph edits recommended by your instructor.
Confirm that your paragraphs are complete!
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