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					                                             The Cover Letter

A cover letter usually accompanies or “covers” a resume/job application. You want the cover letter to
grab the readers’ attention. Be creative and elaborate on some of your strengths and skills, but keep it
short.

Parts of a cover letter are:

        Opening – The opening is your initial paragraph. Make it interesting enough so that an
employer will want to read on. Indicate your reason for writing, the specific position or type of work
you are applying for, and how you learned about the job.

        The body of the letter- This is where you give enough specific information so the employer
knows you have sufficient qualifications for the position you are seeking. Mention why you are
interested in the position, the company, and its products or services. Include any training, experience
and/or education that qualifies you for the position.

       Closing – Request an interview. You may want to request dates and times or be flexible enough
to meet at the employer’s convenience.

                                         Model of a Cover Letter
Your name
Address
City, State, Zip Code
Phone Number

Name of Contact Person
Title
Organization
Address
City, State, Zip Code

Dear (contact person)

Opening Paragraph:
Write a catchy opening sentence to make the reader want to continue reading.
Give a general statement regarding your qualifications for the job.
Include the title of the job for which you are applying. Tell how you learned about it.

Body:
Refer to the skills required by the position.
State the skills/strengths you will bring to the job that align with those needed to fill the position.
Give examples of your skills and work experience and how they will transfer to the position.

Closing Paragraph:

Refer to documents enclosed or available, such as your resume/ reference letters.
Request an interview.

				
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