Business Cover Letter: Tips and Examples
COVER LETTER WRITING
A well-written cover letter creates the desire to interview you.
Before you sit down to write think about the specific skills needed
for the particular job you're applying for.
- Research the organization
- find out what's important to them right now so you can write
about those topics knowledgeably
- write to the correct person spelling their name and title
- Here are some metaphors to describe cover letters:
- a letter of recommendation you write for yourself
- it's like a closing argument in court; the resume is the
- if a resume is like a time-line with dates and facts, the
cover letter interprets the facts
- In short, write about your unique qualifications for the job.
Here are some cues to get you started. Try writing answers to the
following questions first.
- Why are you drawn to this field of work?
- What motivates and excites you about your chosen
- What particular abilities and experience do you have?
Why do you believe you are good at it?
- Describe a specific moment that captures your abilities in
- Simply keep in mind that every sentence must convey some
meaningful information about your fit and qualifications for the
- Be sure your cover letters are error-free and are printed on
business stationery paper that matches your resume.