Cover Letters

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For this assignment, you will explore the components of a cover letter, reflect on your most relevant skills, develop a cover letter, and then assess what action steps you can take to make your cover letter stronger.

  • The Cover Letters . resource contains step-by step instructions for creating a cover letter including formatting suggestions, tips regarding how to highlight your best skills and qualifications, and how to tailor your letter for specific jobs you wish to apply to.

Reflect: It is important that you have a compelling, well-written cover letter. To write an impactful cover letter, you need to address the following tasks before you begin composing it. Starting with these preparatory tasks will help provide a clear and concise message for the person reading your cover letter.

  • Look over current openings on . and determine a position that interests you.
    • Consider carefully what makes the position, organization, or company interesting to you.
  • Think about skills or competencies that you currently possess that match the skills the employer is seeking in a candidate.
    • You can find these skills by viewing the job description.
    • These specific skills are the reason every cover letter should be unique for each job for which you apply.
    • Write: Develop or update a cover letter that is designed for a specific job posting within your selected occupation. Make sure to carefully complete the following:
      • First, include the link to the job description you are interested in applying for in your cover letter.
      • Next, using the format suggestions from both the webinar and cover letter sample, create a full paragraph that discusses why you are applying and the position you are seeking.
        • Make sure to demonstrate some knowledge of the company you are interested in and their products/services.
      • Finally, using the format suggestions from both the webinar and cover letter sample, create a full paragraph that communicates the three matching skills and/or competencies you would like to highlight for the employer.
        • Make sure these competencies match the position you are interested in applying for.

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