WRITINGAGOODCOVERLETTER
WHAT IS A COVER LETTER?   A cover letter is a letter sent alongside your resume    to introduce yourself, explain why you...
WHAT’S THE POINT OF A COVER LETTER?   Introduce yourself      Cover letter should carry a message about you   Get you n...
A COVER LETTER COMES IN TWO BASICFORMS…   Letter of application      Targeted for a specific ad      Outline skills to ...
WRITING TIPS   Use Keywords from job description   Always use a reader or readers to review your    materials   Develop...
WRITING TIPS (CONTINUED)   No more than one page   Standard fonts, single-spaced   Print on quality paper if sending by...
THE BODY OF THE LETTER   First paragraph – reason for writing   Second paragraph – point out qualifications   Third par...
COVER LETTER SAMPLE                                                             Ima Good StudentYour Contact Info         ...
FOR MORE INFORMATION YOU CAN VISIT US AT http://www.bestsampleresume.com/resume-cover- letter.html http://www.bestsamplere...
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Now a day's cover letter is an important aspect of resume writing. If you accompanying a cover letter along with your resume, then it create a good impression upon the potential employers. It is also called a letter of introduction which reveals your experience and skills.

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Writing a good cover letter

  1. 1. WRITINGAGOODCOVERLETTER
  2. 2. WHAT IS A COVER LETTER? A cover letter is a letter sent alongside your resume to introduce yourself, explain why you are sending in your resume, and provide more information about yourself. It expresses your interest in and qualifications for a position to a prospective employer.
  3. 3. WHAT’S THE POINT OF A COVER LETTER? Introduce yourself  Cover letter should carry a message about you Get you noticed  Project the desired image of you or your business Convey special information Highlight accomplishments Get employers, award judges and scholarship committees to read your resume
  4. 4. A COVER LETTER COMES IN TWO BASICFORMS… Letter of application  Targeted for a specific ad  Outline skills to meet company’s needs  Helpful to use ad’s terms, lingo Letter of inquiry A marketing tool to…  Obtain an informational interview  Correspond with a networking contact  Conduct company/industry research
  5. 5. WRITING TIPS Use Keywords from job description Always use a reader or readers to review your materials Develop a standard set of phrases for the basics of the resume cover letter, but target all content to a particular employer or job SPELL AND GRAMMAR CHECK
  6. 6. WRITING TIPS (CONTINUED) No more than one page Standard fonts, single-spaced Print on quality paper if sending by mail, white or off- white Make a pdf if emailing to avoid track changes showing up Strive for neatness and personality
  7. 7. THE BODY OF THE LETTER First paragraph – reason for writing Second paragraph – point out qualifications Third paragraph – call attention to resume, reiterate interest
  8. 8. COVER LETTER SAMPLE Ima Good StudentYour Contact Info 800 North University Avenue #22220 Provo, Utah 84601 801 555-5555Date July 15, 2009 Jane Q. Recruiter, Employment ManagerContact Info ASuper Employer 123 Broad Street New York City, NY 10000-0001Greeting Dear Jane (Ms. Recruiter): After meeting you at our recent campus Career Fair I have taken the opportunity to learn much more about ASuper Employer. I would like to accept your offer to consider me as a candidate for yourIntroduction internship program and have enclosed my resume for your review. I believe I bring skills and experience that will benefit the company and add to its already successful record. Some of my specific abilities related to your job opening follow:What you offer Valuing teamwork synergy and leadership through employment and class team projects.them Solving complex and complicated problems using applied analysis techniques and research. Thinking critically to determine needs in ambiguous settings and thoroughly developing efficient recommendations and solutions. Please review my resume for a more detailed synopsis of my experience and qualifications. For the past year I have worked at Ales Super Employer and appreciate the high regard given to your organization by its major competition. I look forward to discussing my background with your recruiting team when you come to interviewWhat happens this month. It is easiest to contact me via email or at the number listed above. I am in class Monday through Friday from 10 am until 2 pm each day. If I am unable to answer please feel free to leave anow/next message and I will return your call as quickly as possible. Thank you for considering me for an internship at A Super Employer. I will contact you early next week to determine how we should proceed.Close Sincerely, Ima Good Student
  9. 9. FOR MORE INFORMATION YOU CAN VISIT US AT http://www.bestsampleresume.com/resume-cover- letter.html http://www.bestsampleresume.com/info/resume- references.html

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