Cover Letter Resources

A strong cover letter can help you while a poor cover letter can hurt you. Check out these resources to help your cover letter stand out!

General Tips for writing a cover letter (click here for samples and formatting examples):

  • Do not repeat your resume –tell the story behind it
  • Personalize every cover letter
  • Communicate why you want THIS job with THIS company and how you’re a good match
  • Connect the opportunity to your goals, interests, and values
  • Highlight the relevant attributes you bring to the table
  • Match your competencies to those required of the job (line up with job description)
  • Convey your enthusiasm
  • Provide a snapshot of your professional story

Additional resources for cover letters:

Resumes and Cover Letters