Cover Letters

To write a cover letter or not? Where should you begin? Who are you writing it to anyway? Is there a standard template? Are these all questions you’re trying to figure out? Look no further to get your confusing cover letter questions answered here!

Need more? Be sure to stop by the Career Hub (SPEA Suite 200) any time Monday – Friday, 11am – 3pm for guidance. No appointment needed!

When completing any type of application, you may be asked to submit a cover letter along with your resume. A cover letter is a concise (no longer than 1 page) narrative that communicates your interest in an opportunity, along with your top skills and experiences that relate to your ability to do the job you’re pursuing.

The O’Neill Cover Letter Template will help guide you in providing the employer with the most relevant and valuable information so that they can further confirm your fit for the position they are seeking to fill.

3 Keys to Writing Cover Letters That Stand Out will give you tips on how to capture the attention of the recruiter(s) and hiring manager(s). The best way to capture their attention is through a compelling cover letter.

Cover Letter Samples can help you get started on your unique document. Browse cover letters by job title for inspiration.

Your writing skills could play a huge role in a recruiter’s decision to move you forward to an interview. It is important for your cover letter to be free of all grammatical errors.

Grammarly will help you generate a clear and compelling cover letter while maintaining your unique voice.

Hemingway App makes your cover letter writing bold and clear.

Below are other helpful articles to assist you in successful cover letter writing.

Cover Letter Tips for Recent Graduates gives you five top tips to craft an impressive cover letter as a recent grad.

5 Common Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for Your First Job will help to significantly improve your chances of getting hired. Including a cover letter in all of your job applications shows a level of professionalism that employers are looking for.

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