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Purdue University Writing Lab Cover Letters A presentation brought to you by the IECC TR i O Student Advantage Network and developed by the Purdue University Writing Lab
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What Is a Cover Letter? A cover letter expresses your interest in and qualifications for a position to a prospective employer.
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What Should My Cover Letter Accomplish? Your cover letter should introduce the main points of your resume. It should also help you to “sell” your qualifications to the prospective employer.
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Header Emma Markley Human Resources Director St. Luke's Medical Center 729 S. Paulina Chicago, IL 60612 Dear Ms. Markley: Address your letter to a specific person, ideally to the person who will interview you. Look for the person’s name in company publications, or phone the organization and ask for the person’s name or for the personnel manager.
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Preliminary Research Find out * General job information * Desired qualifications and skills * Key values and words Check with * Placement office files * WWW * Trade journals, magazines, and newsletters * Directories * Professors * Company literature
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Introductory Paragraph Your first paragraph should: Get the reader’s attention, stimulate interest, and be appropriate for the job you are seeking. Make your goal clear to readers. Preview the rest of your letter. Highlight the qualifications you will discuss throughout the letter.
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Solicited Application Letters Solicited application letters are letters written in response to an advertised job opening. It is appropriate to
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2008 for the course GEN 1108 taught by Professor Patrick during the Spring '08 term at Illinois College.

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