Kick off the new school year with lessons from our Back to School 2022 collection to help students express themselves, build relationships, and stay organized.

Exchange Your Letter and Resume with a Friend

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In this extension, you will share your cover letter and resume with a friend.

You will then read them as if you were the potential employer and take notes in the documents.

Reading other people’s cover letters and resumes can give you ideas for your own that you may not have thought of.

Getting feedback from someone else about your materials can help you make them stronger.

To begin, sign in to your Google account and go back to your original cover letter.

Share your letter and resume with a friend and select the permission you want to use.

Edit means the person you share with can make changes directly in your document.

Comment allows them to make comments, but not change the document.

And view lets them see your document only.

Open your friend’s letter and resume after they have shared it with you.

Slowly read your classmate’s letter and resume, pretending that you are the person it is addressed to.

As you read through the materials as the potential employer, ask yourself what skills this person will bring to the job.

Take notes in the documents.

Based on the information you read, do you have any questions for this candidate?

Now, imagine if you didn’t know this person at all.

What impression did this letter give you of their personality?

Finally, ask yourself if the cover letter provided more clarity to information in the resume.

If time allows, discuss your comments with your friends and get feedback on your own letter and resume.

Now, it’s your turn: Exchange your letter and resume with a friend, Read your friend’s letter and resume from the perspective of a potential employer, And take notes about any questions and impressions you have.

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Create a Cover Letter for a Different Job

Use what you learned in the lesson to create another cover letter for a job that interests you.

Use a Different Template

Paste your letter into a different template to discover how this changes the way it looks and reads.

Exchange Your Letter and Resume with a Friend

Exchange your cover letter and resume with a friend and read each one from the perspective of a potential employer.

Instructions

Continue learning and improving your cover letter.