Top 5 Cover Letter Tips

Top 5 Cover Letter Tips

1) Customize:

Customize each cover letter to a specific position or purpose.

2) Keep it Brief:

The cover letter should NOT be longer than 1 page.

3) Organize:

Divide into 3 or 4 paragraphs

    • Ex: Paragraph 1– Indicate the reason you are writing and how you heard about the position.

    • Paragraph 2– Explain your qualifications and provide specific examples of how your skills, experience or research match what the employer is seeking.

    • Paragraph 3Thank the reader for their consideration and request an opportunity to meet to discuss the position further.

4) Be Confident:

Express yourself with confidence- highlight what makes you a strong candidate.

5) Get Feedback:

Get feedback from a career counselor or other supportive individuals.

By Amber Samuels
Amber Samuels SEAS Career Services Fellow Amber Samuels