Cover Letters: Getting Started
Identify Your Key Selling Points
- Know your objective (who you are and what your goal is)
- Summarize your experience (think: why would an employer be interested in you?)
- Identify your achievements (particularly those most related to the position/employer)
- Why am I writing this letter?
- Have I researched the employer and the position? (if not, do it--your letter should be employer specific)
- Do I have a contact name? (if not, try to find one!)