Sep 04, 2018 - 06:36 PM
You write a cover letter if you’re still a college student much the way someone with more work experience does: By focusing on what you can do for an employer, and by not reiterating everything that is on your resume. Use the cover letter to tell a story about yourself that demonstrates how you can help solve an employer’s problem, or use it go into greater detail about something that appears on your resume.
For example, if you’ve volunteered with the Red Cross and helped organize a campus-wide blood drive, then that’s something that can show off your organizational and leadership skills. In the cover letter, talk about how honing those skills helped sharpen you for entry into the professional work world. You don’t want to brag too much, but it’s okay to mention a GPA over 3.0 or whether you received special accolades.
Just be sure that your cover letter is proofed well – even small errors and typos can leave the employer with a poor impression of you (and lessen your chance of getting the job). Also, make sure your cover letter has these five crucial components: an opening greeting, an opening paragraph, two-to-three body paragraphs, and a closing paragraph.
Aug 20, 2018 - 06:26 PM