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Cover Letters

The cover letter is often your first introduction to a prospective employer. An effective cover letter will provide an introduction, explain the purpose of writing (to apply for a specific job or internship opportunity), and create enough interest to generate an interview. The letter should demonstrate your written communication skills, outline how your skills and experience match the employer’s needs, and express your interest and enthusiasm for the position. Do not use a generic cover letter for each resume that you send; instead, compose a letter that responds specifically to the organization’s needs.








Focus for Self-Assessment

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