Address letters to an individual by name and title, whenever possible.
Proofread all letters for mistakes. Use spell check.
Most letters are sent electronically, however if you send a paper copy here are some guidelines.
Utilize the English Writing Center in Murphy Library, 2nd floor, if you need assistance with grammar, punctuation, structure, or proofreading.
The purpose of a cover letter is to show how your background fits the particular job and organization to which you are applying.
There are two basic types of cover letters: letters of application and letters of inquiry.
Most major employers do not keep resumes on file unless they have positions available.
Avoid typical openings; be creative. Give reasons for your interest in the employer and the position and demonstrate your knowledge of the employer. Be sure to address the points below:
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