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Career Resources

Job resources for all students and graduates, including veterans and dependents

What is a Cover Letter?

Application, Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Motivation

A Cover Letter:


  • Introduces you and your resume to an employer

  • Explains why you are writing or applying for the job

  • Details why you are a good match for the organization and the position

  • Demonstrates your abilities and helps to establish your credibility

  • Draws your readers' attention to specific qualifications

  • Provides a sample of your written communications skills

  • Explains when you plan to contact your prospective employer


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