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This worksheet will help you think about how to discuss your specific skills, qualifications and certifications in your cover letter.

This worksheet will help you think about how to discuss your specific skills, qualifications and certifications in your cover letter.

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  • 1. Career Center Skills, Qualifications and Certifications Bank for Cover Letters Skills, Qualifications, or Certifications Where You Developed or Used the Skill Duke Career Center • studentaffairs.duke.edu/career • 919-660-1050 • Bay 5, Smith Warehouse, 2nd Floor • 114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Box 90950, Durham, NC 27708 Sentence/Paragraph for Cover Letter Leadership skills Student Organization at Duke As President of the Biomedical Engineering society, I developed greater leadership and organizational skills through my experience planning an annual career conference featuring 80 alumni panelists and over three hundred attendees. Communication skills Internship at RTI International At RTI International, the success of my internship in Innovation and Commercialization depended on my ability to interact with a variety of professionals. I was able to thrive in these interactions by adapting my communications skills in order to effectively get my point across, whether it be with my fellow interns, my supervisor, or even the President of the Division. Myers-Briggs Certification Myers-Briggs Certification Program Official certification as a Myers-Briggs facilitator has enabled me to enhance my leadership skills through presenting to professional associations, counseling in one-on-one settings and implementing workshops for higher education institutions C++ Internship with Microsoft/ Academic Coursework My internship at Microsoft allowed me to hone the technical skills that I acquired through my academic coursework on real-world projects leading to increased proficiency in C++ programming and MATLAB scripting.
  • 2. Duke Career Center • studentaffairs.duke.edu/career • 919-660-1050 • Bay 5, Smith Warehouse, 2nd Floor • 114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Box 90950, Durham, NC 27708 Skills, Qualifications, or Certifications Where You Developed or Used the Skill Sentence/Paragraph for Cover Letter