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Learn how to write a cover letter to land your first internship or job.

Learn how to write a cover letter to land your first internship or job.

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  • 1. the cover letter Tell your STORY
  • 2. You will learn how to: • Write a clear and persuasive case to be considered for a particular opportunity • Summarize key strengths, skills and qualifications relevant to the specific position • Organize ideas fluently to convey a compelling message • Format and edit your cover letter according to business writing standards
  • 3. remember the RULE OF
  • 4. 3 PARTS • Short • Simple • Straightforward
  • 5. 3 THINGS Pick the 3 most important things that you want the employer to know.
  • 6. st 1 • • • • part Why should you read this letter? Who am I? How did I learn about the job? Why should you hire me? … because of the 3 things!
  • 7. Please accept this application to the tutoring position at the University Tutoring Center. I learned about this opportunity from my friend Jonas Smith. I am a sophomore majoring in Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno. I am a good fit for this position based on my tutoring experience, my ability to adapt to diverse personalities and cultural differences, and my love of Biology.
  • 8. nd 2 part • Explain thing 1 • Explain thing 2 • Explain thing 3
  • 9. I know that I can succeed as a tutor because I have informal experience tutoring friends and classmates in a variety of science classes. These experiences taught me the value of both patience and creativity in effective instruction. My experience studying abroad taught me that I can work well with anyone by adapting to diverse personalities and cultures. I know I will enjoy getting to know a diverse group of clients in the Tutoring Center. Additionally, I am a hard-working student with excellent grades in Biology. I am confident in my ability to break down difficult concepts for clients who struggle with the subject.
  • 10. rd 3 • • • • part Thank you! I really want the job I hope to meet in person Here’s a plan for follow-up
  • 11. Thank you very much for your time and consideration of my application. I would love to have the opportunity to join the Tutoring Center as a Biology tutor. I look forward to meeting face to face to discuss how my qualifications can meet your needs. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my application.
  • 12. Brag a little. You think you can do this job, right? Convince me. Don’t hold back.
  • 13. Be Yourself. Your 3 things need to be authentic. Believe what you write.
  • 14. Speak to your audience. I already told you what I want through the job description. Show me that you know it, you get it and you’re ready to deliver.
  • 15. Be brief & straightforward. That’s right. Be confident, authentic, specific and convincing… in as few words as possible.
  • 16. Wolfie Williams 123 Argenta Hall Reno, NV 89505 October 29, 2013 Dr. Marsha Urban Director, Tutoring Center 1664 N. Virginia St. Reno, NV 89557 Dear Dr. Urban: Please accept this application to the tutoring position at the University Tutoring Center. I learned about this opportunity from my friend Jonas Smith, who speaks highly of his experience working for the Center. I am a sophomore majoring in Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno. I am a good fit for this position based on my tutoring experience, my ability to work well with others, and my love of Biology. I know that I can succeed as a tutor because I have informal experience tutoring friends and classmates in a variety of science classes. These experiences taught me the value of both patience and creativity in effective instruction. My experience studying abroad taught me that I can work well with anyone by adapting to diverse personalities and cultures. I know I will enjoy getting to know a diverse group of clients in the Tutoring Center. Additionally, I am a hard-working student with excellent grades in Biology. I am confident in my ability to break down difficult concepts for clients who struggle with the subject. Thank you very much for your time and consideration of my application. I would love to have the opportunity to join the Tutoring Center as a Biology tutor. I look forward to meeting face to face to discuss how my qualifications can meet your needs. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my application. Very respectfully, Wolfie Williams Wolfie Williams