Aug 07, 2018 - 02:10 PM
Address the letter to an individual within the organization. After the greeting, write a strong opening paragraph that expresses your interest in the position and why you would be a great fit for the organization. Include any personal association you have with the company or individuals who are already working there.
While you should not simply repeat the information provided in the resume, you can add details about past accomplishments. Include how your experience can provide value as the company faces current challenges. Express enthusiasm for the opportunity by making personal, authentic statements about how you can contribute to the success of the organization.
Since most reviewers spend just seconds reviewing cover letters and resumes, the cover letter should be no more than one page long. If you submitted your resume electronically, follow up by sending a hard copy of your resume along with a cover letter.