To begin bolstering your digital portfolio, you will write a sample cover letter. A cover letter serves the purpose of introducing your intent in a job application and capturing a prospective employer’s attention in a memorable way.
The Liberty University Career Center gives the following suggestions:
· Use personal pronouns; however don’t use “I” at the beginning of each sentence.
· Make sure the opening grabs the reader. Show your passion!
· In your introduction, state the position that you are applying for.
· Demonstrate to the employer how your skills and experiences will be beneficial. List at least 2 skills that you have that relate to the field.
· Express the commonality or your connection with the company.
· Keep points concise. Each idea should express your ability to contribute.
· Thank the employer for his/her consideration. Make sure to give time for follow-up.
· Check grammar and spelling for errors. Keep in business tone, not casual.
Your cover letter must adhere to the template on page 2 of this document.
Please note that this is a practice assignment, so the interviewer’s name and contact information is to be left blank. You will customize your own information.
After viewing various samples of Cover Letters, you will use the template to create your own Cover Letter and upload as an artifact to your Pathbrite Practice Portfolio and submit to Blackboard for review.