Cover Letter

Use the following format when applying for a job; make sure to attach resume.

 

Your Street Address

City, State Zip

Telephone Number

 

Date

 

Name of person to whom you are writing

Title

Name of Organization

Street Address

City, State Zip

 

Dear :

 

Paragraph 1:  Identify the position or type of work for which you are applying and where you found job advertisement/opportunity.

 

Paragraph 2:  Express the research you have done on the company and/or industry and why it is interesting to you.

 

Paragraph 3:  Divide into two columns.  The left-hand column will be titled “Job Requirements”; the right-hand column will be titled “My Qualifications”.  Use bullets for both columns.  This information can also be written in paragraph format, versus columns.

 

Paragraph 4:  Your Contact Information.

 

Sincerely,

Signature

Enclosure

Source:  Jeanne Breisch, Senior Career Advisor, The Henderson Glenn Group.  Guest Presenter for Job Search Strategies Workshop, 2/15/05.