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Cover Letter

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Your name
Mailing address
City, state, and zip
Telephone number(s)
Email address

Today’s date

Your addressee’s name
Professional title
Organization name
Mailing address
City, state and zip

Dear Mr. (or Ms.) last name,

Start your letter with a grabber—a statement that establishes a connection with your reader, a probing question, or a quotable quote. Briefly say what job you are applying for.

The mid-section of your letter should be one or two short paragraphs that make relevant points about your qualifications. You should not summarize your resume! You may incorporate a column or bullet point format here.

Your last paragraph should initiate action by explaining what you will do next (e.g., call the employer) or instigate the reader to contact you to set up an interview. Close by saying “thank you.”

Sincerely yours,

Your handwritten signature

Your name (typed)

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Resume Workshop with Mary Anderson,
Wed., November 5
6-7 p.m.
Annual Graduate School Fair,
Wed., November 12
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Fox Hall
Events take place in Career Services Office unless otherwise noted.

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