Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cover Letter? What Do I Cover?

So if you're applying for internships or jobs, you should be submitting a resume and drum roll please...a cover letter! Eek! Gasp! No! But seriously, you shouldn't submit your application without a cover letter, unless the company specifically says DO NOT SUBMIT COVER LETTER.

Yes a cover letter can sound daunting, BUT it's the only other way that you can market yourself to employers in your own words!  So don't fret, it's not that difficult.  Make sure you use our Career Planning Handbook as a guide and stop in for Quick Question hours for a critique of both your letter and resume. 

Here's a great article on what NOT to do with your Cover Letter:

Are you making these 8 mistakes on your cover letter?

~Kat Castro, Assistant Director

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