CRAFTING EFFECTIVE COVER LETTERS: GET READY TO WRITE
CONNECTION (ALUM, 3L, FRIEND):
WHY THIS ORGANIZATION?
EXAMPLE #1 EXAMPLE #2 EXAMPLE #3
NEXT STEP: VISITING CITY?
DATE TO FOLLOW UP?
Does your letter pass the “target” test, or does it sound like Spam?
Does Paragraph 1 grab the reader’s attention? Does it introduce your headlines/thesis?
Do Paragraph #2 and #3 powerfully describe what YOU can do for THE EMPLOYER?
Do you make it easy for the employer to consider you and identify next steps?
Read, read and re-read: Is your letter typo-free and grammatically perfect?