Cover Letters can play a huge role in whether or not you get an interview. I’ve always been told to write a cover letter even if it is optional. If you would like to know the difference between a cover letter and a resume, check out my article: Cover Letter Vs. Resume.

I used to work for University of California, Santa Cruz’s Career Center which kick-started my knowledge on Cover Letters, but this information is not only from my experience but also from my own research.
What is a cover letter?

A cover letter is essentially a letter to the employer explaining a specific job experience that you’ve had that closely relates to the job description. This is the chance for you to elaborate on how your experiences make you qualified for the job you are applying for. By having a cover letter, it allows for the employer to see your writing skills and why you are the best candidate.

How To Write A Cover Letter

Format:

Kimberley Bueno | Careers and Lifestyle

1st Paragraph:

Kimberley Bueno | Careers and Lifestyle

2nd Paragraph:

Kimberley Bueno | Careers and Lifestyle

3rd Paragraph:

Kimberley Bueno | Careers and Lifestyle

Conclusion:

Kimberley Bueno | Careers and Lifestyle

Sign:

Kimberley Bueno | Careers and Lifestyle

 

Other resources:

University of Santa Cruz Career Center

The Muse

Monster.com

Disclaimer: All posts are my own thoughts and opinion. I’m not a professional, I’ve just done a large amount of research for this post. 


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