Letters Elements of a Successful Cover Letter Elements of a Successful Cover Letter
1257 Michigan Avenue Logan, UT 84321
Uses business format Clear, concise writing Correct grammar and spelling
Identify the position you are applying for
If possible, name any referral/contact
Create interest or solve a problem/need
Link your education and work experience to the job
Identify your strongest qualifications as they relate to the job
Elaborate on applicable work, education or service accomplishments
Include results-oriented success statements - use data or numbers
Can be paragraph or bullet point format
Thank the employer Request an interview Discuss how and when you will follow-up
(435) 483-5837 firstname.lastname@example.org
March 14, 20xx
Continental Industries, Inc.
2900 Rosemont Blvd. Rosemont, IL 60018
WEB DEVELOPER POSITION
The web developer position posted on Career AGGIE at Utah State University matches my ability to create and implement dynamic web content using a variety of software and design tools. In December 20xx I will complete my BS degree in management information systems with a minor in computer science.
My course work and related experience has refined my skills in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, ezPlug, and HTML. My experience as a departmental computer consultant gave me exposure to both PC and Macintosh OSX platforms, while troubleshooting repairs on over 40 work stations. Additionally, my summer internship in computing operations for a major city newspaper enhanced my knowledge of enterprise systems, content management, and e-commerce operations.
I will contact you next week to schedule an interview to discuss my qualifications as they relate to this position. Should you need to reach me before then, please feel free to contact me at the phone number or email listed above. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to talking with you.
Sincerely, (Omit handwritten signature if emailing)
Maria Lopez Enclosure
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