Preparing Cover Letters & Job Search Correspondence

Your cover letter is your first chance to make an impression on your employer, an opportunity to temper the cold, hard facts of your resumé with a glimpse of your personality and the level of enthusiasm you will bring to the job. Use the resources below to learn about the basics of crafting an impressive cover letter, and then contact us for advice on how to best express yourself and your experiences in print.

Use this checklist to ensure that your cover letter is complete!
Provides suggestions on how to write your cover letter, starting at the first draft stage.

Create a Winning Cover Letter- from WetFeet
Tips for a successful cover letter.

Check out these sample cover letters and thank-you notes, from the JobWeb site.

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