Cover Letters

Three paragraphs of one-page cover letter.

  1. Opening. In business-like manner
  2. Middle. Having caught the reader's attention, present your basic qualifications for the job. Select/emphasize key points in your education, work experience and personal qualities. Use this chance to differentiate yourself. For example,
  3. Closing. Last paragraph calls for action (without begging or demanding). Ask for an interview and indicate you will follow-up. Make this easy by providing a phone number and hours available; if you offer an answering machine, make sure your recorded message is business-like.

Important Points for the Cover Letter