8 Cover Letters

Cover letters should be formatted like a formal letter and include a return address, date, and a greeting. Be sure to end the letter with a salutation. Remember that employers are using the cover letter to evaluate your written communication skills.

 

Opening Paragraph

  • State why you are writing, how you learned about the position, and basic information about you.

 

Second Paragraph

  • Explain WHY you are interested in the position and the type of work the employer does.
  • Demonstrate that you know enough about the employer or position to relate your background to them.
  • Use this paragraph to explain important information from your resume in greater detail

 

Third Paragraph

  • Thank the employer for their consideration & indicate you would welcome the opportunity for an interview.

 

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