Employment Services Tips to writing a Cover Letter
800 King Street West,
3rd Floor, Kitchener ON
Phone: 519-579-9622 Start by developing a generic “prototype” letter, which can be tailored to
different job opportunities.
258 Hespeler Road,
Cambridge ON 1. Review the position’s criteria
Phone: 519-621-1621 2. Create a list of what the employer is seeking (e.g. specific skills, years
Fax: 519-621-2628 of experience and education)
www.ymcaemploymentservices.ca 3. Incorporate these items into your letter, citing specific examples of the
qualifications that you possess.
The cover letter should emphasize what you can do for the company, not
what the company can do for you. Within your letter you should:
Actively describe how you can help them meet their goals and objective.
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Friday: 8:30am -12:00pm Provide examples of your successful projects that are similar to the ones
listed in their posting
Give the reader enough information to move him/her to the next step –
reviewing your resume.