Top Ten Tips for Creating A Winning Cover Letter A cover letter’s main purpose is to get the employer to read your resume immediately and schedule an interview. The cover letter is also a way to personalize your resume when it is mailed to prospective school districts in response to advertisements or to inquire about possible interviews. 1. Keep it short. A concise letter demonstrates that you are 6. State the position. The person focused and have strong who reads your letter may be communication skills. hiring for several positions. The first paragraph should 2. Use quality 8 ½” x 11” paper. arouse the reader’s interest. 3. Address it to a particular 7. Be positive. The body of the person by name. Make sure cover letter should indicate that the spelling and title of the what you can offer the district individual are correct. by stating how closely you match the employer’s needs. A 4. Proofread carefully. Correct genuine show of enthusiasm English, spelling, spacing, and knowledge will set you paragraphing, margins, and apart from those sending above all, flawless typing is a generic form letters. must. Using a spell checker is not enough. 8. The last paragraph should request action. Ask to be 5. Match, but don’t reiterate considered for an interview. your resume. When you explain the ways you can 9. The letter should end with the contribute, mention one or two formal salutation (Sincerely strong qualifications for the yours,). Below the salutation, position. Refer to an type your name and then add experience or skill on your your signature. resume to show how you will add value to the district. 10. Consider a follow-up letter or e-mail if you sent the letter and resume electronically.
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