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									    Write a Winning Cover Letter!
    The cover letter expresses your interest in the position and introduces you
    and your resume. Unless an employer instructs otherwise, always include a
    cover letter when you apply for a job.

    There is a formula that can be followed as a guide to writing your cover
    letters. However, each cover letter will be unique and specific to you and to
    the employer -- not one that any applicant could have written to any
    employer. To write a draft cover letter, follow the guidelines below:

    The appropriate tone for the cover letter is one of an informed, straightforward, courteous,
    relaxed and literate writer. Your goal is to portray yourself as mature, self-aware and

    Limit cover letters to one page, using a single-spaced leading and one-inch margins on the
    left and right sides of the page. Skip lines between paragraphs. Favor short over long
    paragraphs. Use a highly readable font, e.g., Times New Roman, and point size no smaller
    than 10. Spell-check, then proofread the hard copy carefully for typos or other grammatical

    If you are mailing your resume and cover letter, use the same personal letterhead on each
    (and any additional correspondence), print them on quality off-white paper, and mail them in
    a large envelope rather than folded into a small one.

    Addresses and Greeting
    Your contact information – either in the form of a personal letterhead or in block format –
    should be at the top of the page. Skip a line or two and type the hiring manager’s salutation
    (Dr., Ms., Mr.), name, title and address lines. Skip another line or two and type, “Dear,” the
    person’s salutation (Dr., Ms., Mr.), name and a colon.
            If possible, find out the proper title, spelling, and gender of the receiver of the
               letter. You can usually research the position online or call the company and ask
               for this information directly.
            If you can not be certain of the recipient’s gender, it is acceptable to use both the
               first and last name, e.g., (Dear Terry Johnson:).

    First paragraph
    State the reason you are writing. State the name of the position, where you learned of the
    opportunity, and what you have to offer. Ideally, open with a reference to how you learned
    about the company or position.
             If possible, provide context using names, e.g., “Ms. Jane Smith, a Quality Control
                Specialist in your Angola plant, informs me that you are seeking…”
             Include specific information about the company’s activities and vision – prove
                that you have done your homework and know something about the company.

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    Body paragraphs
    Be specific about why you are interested in the position. Briefly summarize your work
    experience and strongest qualifications. Use more than one paragraph if you have several
    different skills or experiences to sell. Stick to one topic per paragraph. Remember to think
    from the employer’s perspective. What do you offer them?
             Through concrete examples, provide evidence of your work ethic and success –
                site courses, co-ops, papers, projects or internships you have completed. Make
                your examples both quantitative and qualitative.
             Introduce your resume (“As the enclosed resume shows...) and interpret it for
                your audience rather than simply repeating its details. Apply your education, work
                experience and activities directly to the job.
             Repeat key words and phrases described in the position description.

    Closing paragraph
    Keep your closing short and simple. Respectfully indicate your desire for further action,
    reminding the company of your availability.
            Declare your interest in an interview.
            State a telephone number where you can be reached (even if you are using your
               personal header).
            Specify your next steps, keeping the ball in your court.

    Under the final paragraph, skip a line or two, then, directly under your heading address, type
    “Sincerely,” leave space for a signature, and type your name beneath.
            Sign your letter the same way it appears in your return address and typed after
               your closing paragraph. For example, if it appears as FirstName M. LastName,
               sign it FirstName M. LastName.
            Indicate that a resume is included along with the word “Enclosure” at the left
               margin near the bottom of the page.

    Contact Career Services
    Linda Bateman                                                   Terry Johnson
    Director                                                        Assistant Director
    260.665.4124                                                    260.665.4123                                 

    References – Writing a Winning Cover Letter!

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Sample Cover Letter –
Tracy Q. Graduate
456 College Hall
Normal, IL 67890

February 16, 20XX

Ms. Jane Doe
Big Public Accounting, Inc.
123 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 12345

Dear Ms. Doe:

I was referred to you by Mr. Dave Zbecki, a Partner with your New York office, who
informed me that the Chicago office of Big Public Accounting is actively seeking to hire
quality individuals for your Auditor Development Program.

I have more than two years of accounting experience, including interning as an Auditor
last year with the New York City office of Ernst & Young. I will be receiving my BBA this
May from Illinois State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. I am confident that my
combination of practical work experience and solid educational experience has
prepared me for making an immediate contribution to Big Public Accounting. Having
interned with a leading firm in the public accounting field, I understand the level of
professionalism and communication required for long-term success in the field. My
background and professional approach to business will provide your office with a highly
productive Auditor upon completion of your Development Program.

I will be in the Chicago area the week of March 16. Please call me at 217-222-3456 to
arrange a convenient time when we may meet to further discuss my background in
relation to your needs. If I have not heard from you by March 9, I will contact your office
to inquire as to a potential meeting date and time. I look forward to meeting you then.


Tracy Q. Graduate

Tracy Q. Graduate


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Sample Cover Letter – Trine University Graduate
1000 Happy Lane                         FirstName LastName               Home: (260) 555-5555
Angola, IN 46703                             Cell: (260) 666-6666

September 11, 2007

Mr. Thomas F. Smith
Human Resources Manager
ABC, Inc.
500 Anywhere Street
Angola, IN 46703

Dear Mr. Smith:

After recently speaking with Linda Bateman of Trine University Career Services, I am
responding to your advertisement seeking a Process Engineer in the September 9 edition of the
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. I am highly interested in helping ABC, Inc. “maximize safety,
customer satisfaction, and profitability for the Angola facility,” and my education, experience
and interest in process improvement are an excellent match for the position.

I will graduate with my Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in May 2008. As a co-op
student for a leading designer and supplier of engine, driveline, and chassis products, I worked
closely with vendors on equipment upgrades to reduce the company’s costs. This required
analyzing manufacturing processes, identifying and resolving process or quality problems as a
result of equipment upgrades, and communicating with a variety of internal and external

My enclosed resume provides additional information about my background. I welcome the
opportunity to discuss the position further. I can be reached by phone at (260) 555-5555 or e-
mail at If I have not heard from you by September 18, I will contact
your office to inquire as to a potential meeting date and time. Thank you for your time and


FirstName LastName


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