Cover Letter Essentials

Cover Letter: a professional letter introducing another document; summarizes qualifications for employment and introduces a resume.

  • FOCUS – Well-written professional document created for a specific company and addressed to a specific person/department/company
  • BALANCE – The document must look good on a page
    • 1 page
    • Font size: 10-12 pt.
    • Font styles: Calibri, Times New Roman, Arial
  • ERROR-FREE – No exceptions
  • ADDRESS POSITION REQUIREMENTS OR MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – Identify skills, core attributes, experiences, etc. that show your value to the reader – what you can do for the employer
  • STRONG CLOSING – Express an interest in participating in an interview to discuss your qualifications in greater detail