Career Services

Spring Career Fair

Date: Mar 28
Time: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Location: Hallways
Contact: Carol Muhs

Cover Letters

Along with your resume your future employer will be looking over your cover letter as well. Get tips, hints, and help to make sure that your cover letter is strong. Tell your future employer who you are...

The best kept secret in job-hunting is that the people who hire do so on essentially two criteria:

  1. will this person make us more money than it costs to recruit, hire, train, and outfit; and
  2. do we like the person. People buy anything for only two reasons: to solve a problem or to feel good.

Make your cover letter prove that you will solve their problem of whom to hire and they will feel good about themselves by hiring you. Don't just repeat your resume. Your cover letter is not a summary of your resume; instead, it's an introduction of yourself and an argument for why you are the best candidate for their company and the specific position.
Cover Letter Tips - Click here for some tips on what to include in your cover letter and some things not to include.
Cover Letter Writing - Click here for a breakdown of a cover letter format and view a sample cover letter.

(This information provided by IowaWORKS as a partner of Western Iowa Tech Community College.)

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