Cover Letters

Cover letters give employers a first glimpse of your writing abilities and show that you are a serious, enthusiastic, and qualified candidate. A well written cover letter should make a positive impression on the employer and make them want to review your resume. Therefore, any spelling or grammatical mistakes can overshadow an otherwise impressive resume. Writing a good cover letter can seem difficult at first, so please visit the Cover Letter Anatomy link for some general guidelines. If you have any questions and would like further guidance, schedule an appointment with a counselor in OCPD via your CareerLink account.



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