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789 Font size for your cover letter should be between 10-12 pt. font. The goal is to have the largest size font that allows the entire letter to fit on one page. This letter uses 11 pt. font. Please review the sample formats that are posted to Blackboard. You should select block or modified block format. This letter is written in block format. Whenever possible, address a job cover letter to an actual person. If a name is not provided, you can contact the company and ask for the name of the appropriate recipient. If the job ad specified that you should not contact the company, though, be sure to honor that request. Mention the position in your first paragraph. Mention where you learned of the position in your first paragraph. Shows that you have some knowledge of the company and what it does. This helps to cater the letter to the company. Mentions what the candidate will offer. Since this is for an internship, it is reasonable that you would mention what you would gain from the experience. However, the focus of the letter remains what you will offer or demonstrates that you are a qualified candidate. Important to mention since the job ad specifically mentioned working in a team environment. Offers specific details and accomplishments. Connects the professional team experience back to the internship. Mentions skills acquired in school. This is useful if you do not have a lot of work experience. This section also mentions writing skills, which was included in the job ad. References resume. Closes graciously by reiterating interest, including contact information, and thanking the reader. NOTE: This approach is preferred over a more “pushy” closing that demands or asks for an interview. Closing in a forceful way may give the reader an unfavorable impression of you. My Street Fairfax, VA 22030
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Font size for your cover letter should be between 10-12 pt. font. The goal is to have the largest size font that allows the entire letter to fit on one page. This letter uses 11 pt. font. Please review the sample formats that are posted to Blackboard. You should select block or modified block format. This letter is written in block format. Whenever possible, address a job cover letter to an actual person. If a name is not provided, you can contact the company and ask for the name of the appropriate recipient. If the job ad specified that you should not contact the company, though, be sure to honor that request. Mention the position in your first paragraph. Mention where you learned of the position in your first paragraph. Shows that you have some knowledge of the company and what it does. This helps to cater the letter to the company. Mentions what the candidate will offer. Since this is for an internship, it is reasonable that you would mention what you would gain from the experience. However, the focus of the letter remains what you will offer or demonstrates that you are a qualified candidate.
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