In this video, you will write the middle paragraph of your cover letter,end the letter with an effective sign-off,and proofread your letter.
In the first paragraph, you explained why you were excited about the job you were applyingfor and the company itself. You also brought up the company’s mission statementand why it matters to you.
The second paragraph should also be about two or three sentences.
It should discuss what you can offer as an employeeand how you can help the company meet its goals and deal with its challenges.
To begin, think about how certain experiences you’ve had can make you the best personfor the job. This can include:Your areas of study,Previous work or volunteer experience,Areas of interest,School accomplishments,And after-school activities.
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.
Now, build your second paragraph using these ideas.
Don’t include too many ideas or repeat your resume.
You’ll hopefully have a chance to discuss more at an interview,but for now pick a few highlights and focus on them.
If any samples of your work are available online,or you have a website where people can learn more about you,add a link in the text of your cover letter.
The final paragraph is your last chance to make a great impression.
In it, you should thank the hiring manager for considering you for the position,and mention your enthusiasm for the role and company one last time.
End the letter with your name. Now, run a spell check on your cover letter.
You can also give it to a trusted friend to proofread it for you.
Now, it’s your turn:Write the middle paragraph of your cover letter,Sign off in the final paragraph,And proofread your letter.