We can help you learn how to write targeted cover letters, showing you the proper format, that will grab an employer's attention and help you stand out from the crowd.
Advisors can also assist you with the proper format of thank you letters and other correspondence used in the job search.
When you mail a resume, a neatly typed cover letter should be included. The purpose of this letter is to complement your resume, not restate it. Since the cover letter is as important as the resume, time and careful effort is needed to produce the desired effect.
Formulate a brief and to the point business letter, ideally addressed to a specific person. Identify the position or areas of employment you are seeking and mention the reason you would like working for the firm and your qualifications.
Utilize a personal touch by pointing to some aspects of your background or section of your resume which relates specifically to the company, or include comments which indicate you have researched the firm and are knowledgeable about its business. Refer the reader to the enclosed resume and request an interview in the closing paragraph.
Format of a Cover Letter
Thank you Letter
A follow-up letter should be sent immediately following an interview to thank the employer for his or her time, and for the opportunity of being interviewed.
Restate your interest in the position and company. Briefly review your qualifications and state any additional information not mentioned during the interview. Exercise care in writing your follow-up letter.
Letters Declining a Job Offer
This letter is used when you have been offered a position but are not going to accept it. You should thank the employer for offering you the position, but indicate that it is not the position you are seeking. You may want to state the type of position you are seeking to leave the door open to any future opportunities with this employer.