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Copy of Creating a Cover Letter

Tips and advice on creating a Cover Letter for your CV

Jenny Buchanan

on 11 February 2015

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Transcript of Copy of Creating a Cover Letter

WCC Career Center
Jenny Buchanan

Its purpose is to interpret the data-oriented,
factual resume and add a personal touch.

A cover letter is often your earliest written contact with a potential employer, creating a critical first impression.
4) Body of Cover Letter

•First Paragraph -
Why you are writing?
Position you are applying for.

•Middle Paragraphs -
What qualifications/skills can you offer the employer? (be specific)
Why the employer should select you?

•Final Paragraph - Express interest, and gratitude, and h
ow you can be contacted
Creating a Cover Letter
A cover letter should complement,
not duplicate, your resume.
Your cover letter should be designed specifically for each position you seek.
Parts of a Cover Letter
1) Your Contact Information
•City, State, Zip Code
•Phone Number
•Email Address
Suggest using the same header as on your resume
2)Employer Contact Information
Company name
Individual contact if available or department
Street Address
Town, State Zip

3) Cover Letter Salutation

Include an appropriate salutation at the beginning/end...Dear Sir/Madam, ...Sincerely/Faithfully,

If you have a contact person for your letter, be sure to include their name in your letter. (Ms. or Mr.)
Avoid "I" focus
focus on employer and how you can benefit the employer
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