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Agenda Cover Letter Basics Preliminary Research Header First Paragraph Middle Conclusion Language Extra Tips
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Cover Letter Basics A cover letter expresses interest and qualifications for a particular position Personal but professional Tailored to position/company Explains how you fit with organization and how you will help them Expands main points from your resume “Sells” qualifications to the prospective employer
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Ultimate goal: To get an interview!
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Preliminary Research Make sure you know: General job information Desired qualifications and skills Key values and words Research helps you tailor your cover letter Look for mission statements, organization “vision,” goals, etc.
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Stacy Lolkus 222 Harrison Dr Apartment 5 West Lafayette, IN 47906 765-450-7583 slo@purdue.edu October 16, 2006 Jenny Lock Uline — HR Recruiting Center 2105 S. Lakeside Drive Waukegan, IL 60085 Dear Ms. Lockridge: After speaking with Emily Richards about her past summer in the internship program, I am very interested in your Human Resources Summer Internship position. I worked with employee benefits this past summer and became very interested in the human resources aspect. I have obtained many leadership opportunities while working as a Business Writing Consultant Assistant Coordinator at Purdue’s Writing Lab that would be valuable in a career at
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