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CAREER

COVER LETTER

Writing cover letters can give your future employer some further insights to your experience and to who you are that is not included on your resume. How do you know what to add or how much to write?

 

We're here to help! Follow some of the tips below to get you started.

COVER LETTER TIPS FOR WOMEN ENTERING THE WORKFORCE

1) Make it easy to read

It is always important to ensure your cover letter is properly formatted, clear, and readable. 

Remember to choose clear fonts such as Arial and Times New Roman, set the font to a standard size 12, and set your margins to 1” or 1.5.”

Programs such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs are a great tool for creating well-formatted cover letters. 

2) Stick to one page

Hiring managers receive many applications for the same posting. Therefore, it’s important to have make your cover letter concise and at a good length.

It is recommended that cover letters don’t extend beyond one page, which means roughly 300-500 words. 

3) Make it unique

If you are applying to various jobs that are unique to one another, your cover letter should also be unique to the job. 

Customizing your cover letter to highlight experiences and skills relevant to each specific job posting would help you stand out more than submitting a generic one. 

4) Be confident – But not arrogant

Cover letters are a great opportunity to describe your experiences. However, it’s important to focus on keeping it measured and honest. 

5) Expand on your resume – Detail your experiences 

Unlike a resume, a cover letter is structured to include more length and detail. This is a great opportunity to expand upon what was listed in your resume. 

For example, if you stated that you manage the website daily within your organization on your resume, your cover letter could describe what exactly you manage. Whether it is content for a specific topic, graphics, etc. 

Cover letters give you the chance to detail your specific experiences, background, and skills than a resume, within a reasonable length. 
 

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