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In this video, you will write the second paragraph of your cover letter.

This should include 3 to 4 sentences about how you are qualified to contribute to the company.

In the first paragraph, you introduced yourself to the potential employer.

In this one, you will let the hiring manager know what you have to offer their company and why they should hire you.

The research you conducted will help you write the second paragraph.

By looking up information about the website online and talking with people who work for the company, you were able to determine how you can help with its challenges and build on its successes.

Begin your paragraph with strong sentences based on the information you found. Discuss how you can help the company with its challenges and meeting its goals. Mention your previous experience, education, or any other qualifications that make you the best person for the job. Share a major accomplishment from one of your previous jobs. If you haven’t had a job yet, focus on an accomplishment from school or volunteer work.

Some people feel uncomfortable talking about past accomplishments, but don’t let that stop you! Share what you learned, and how you can use that to help other people.

If any samples of your work are available online, or if you have a website where people can learn more about you, add a link.

Now, it’s your turn: Write the second paragraph, focusing on how you can help the company with its challenges and to meet its goals, Share a major accomplishment, And link to samples of your work.

Instructions

  1. Write the second paragraph, focusing on how you can help the company with its challenges and goals.
  2. Share a major accomplishment.
  3. Link to samples of your work.