Thursday, January 9, 2014

To Whom It May Concern...

Students often come into our office for help with their resumes.  When I ask to see their cover letter, I am often met with a blank stare. 

Cover letters, although they usually receive less attention than resumes, can be very influential in convincing a hiring manager that you are perfect for their team. The cover letter explains to the hiring manager how you would add value to the specific needs of their organization. 

The key to writing an effective cover letter is to focus on the employer’s interests and not yours. 
You can read more helpful tips for writing a compelling cover letter here:  

Deanna Rodin, Associate Director

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