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A well-written cover letter should always accompany your resume or application. Its purpose is to introduce yourself, expand on the experience in your resume as it relates to the job description, and explain why you are interested in that specific company/organization.

Cover Letters for Job and Internship Listings

A good cover letter should:

  • Open with a compelling paragraph that tells a story and catches the reader’s attention.
  • Connect your experiences and qualifications with the desired qualifications of the employer.
  • Include specific information about why you want to work for the employer and industry.
  • Exemplify clear and concise writing skills with NO grammar/spelling errors.
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of the position AND the company.

More detailed information about writing a cover letter can be found in the Career Readiness Workbook.

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