Your Street Address Your City, State, ZIP Today’s date Recipient’s Name and Title Company’s Name Company’s Street Address Company’s City, State, ZIP To Mr./Ms. ______: This first paragraph needs to be short – no more than 3 or 4 lines. This paragraph is 100% dedicated to why you are applying to this specific company and position. Be specific; don’t just pull generic information off their website! Factors about company culture, professional development opportunities, or community presence are great examples to use. This is where you get to brag about you. Briefly use your degree and professional experience as the introduction to the specific skills you want to highlight: • Skill #1 : in 2-3 sentences, briefly describe a specific example of when you employed this skill. Only give enough detail to highlight the situation and your results – don’t get too detailed! Then, in1 sentence, emphasize how you can bring this skill to the applied position and why the company would benefit from it. •
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