5. Write a Cover Letter for Your First Job Wrap-Up
In this lesson, you conducted research on the company you want to work forand wrote an effective cover letter that outlined why you are the best person for the job.
You discussed in your letterhow you could help the business with its challenges and build on its successes.
Taking notes first about the company in Google Docs allowed you to keep your information organized.
Using an existing template to create yourcover letter meant that the letter already had the layout and formatting set up for you.
To build your cover letter, you:Looked for any articles written about the companyand searched for its website and professional networking pages,Took notes about the company’s mission statement and how you could help them with their challengesand build on their successes,Added your contact information,Addressed your letter directly to the hiring manager,Began your letter with why you are excited to apply for the joband why you want to work for the company,Discussed a past accomplishment in the second paragraph,And finished your letter mentioning your enthusiasm for the job one last time.
Now that you have practiced how to take notes in a document, conduct an online search andcreate a cover letter, you can write more letters to apply for other roles you may be interested in.
When you apply for different jobs, it’s a good idea to rewrite the cover letteraccording to the exact role and company you plan to apply for.
Creating a cover letter can boost your confidenceabout the skills and experiences you can bring to a new job.
It can also help you prepareto take an exciting step toward your future.