Career Toolkit Series: Covering Cover Letters

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Week 2:  Cover Letter Writing

  • Customize your cover letter to prove you have the skills, interests, and knowledge that align with the internship/full-time opportunity.
  • Believe it or not, a cover letter is really not all about you, but rather about the employer.
  • Make your cover letter an enjoyable read, but not a novel, or your life story! Remember recruiters read a lot of cover letters and it’s a wonderful moment when they come across a well written one!
  • Address your cover letter to a specific professional via nline resources (LinkedIn, GOOGLE, to name a few)
  • Your cover letter can represent one of your many skills—your ability to write! Make sure you’re sending a clear, well organized letter.
  • Don’t forget to thank the recruiter, or whoever you are addressing in your cover letter,  “Thank you for your time and consideration”.
  • REVIEW your cover letter and also ask someone else to review your cover letter before you send it.
By Colleen Murphy
Colleen Murphy Senior Associate Director, Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Development Center Colleen Murphy