Cover Letters

A cover letter introduces your resume and states why you are sending it. It provides a summary of the reasons why you are the best candidate for the position and it sends a personal message to a potential employer.

You need to write a separate cover letter for each position to which you apply. Review any information you have about the job to create a strong cover letter.

  1. Look for the skills, knowledge and experience it requires. 
  2. Figure out which of the requirements you can meet
  3. Write a letter that highlights those requirements and gives examples of where you got that skill or knowledge.

Your cover letter needs to give the employer the impression that you are confident that you are qualified for the position.  

You can still use a cover letter if you apply online. Some companies let you post a cover letter along with your resume.  If you are emailing someone your resume, your email becomes your cover letter.  Learn more