Friday, February 01, 2008

Cover Letter Help

Lately it seems that I have been revising a lot of resumes and cover letters for my friends. It makes sense, because I live in Michigan where everyone is either unemployed or underemployed. I found that I was explaining how to write a cover letter more often that not, so I put together a few really great sites with examples of different types of cover letters. Also, I have a little sheet here that shows how I write cover letters. If you click on it you can see it in detail and print it out.

Since most cover letters are going to be cover emails now a days, I have found some sites that are a little more up to date than other sites. Remember that if you email in your resume to a job, you should treat that email just as you would a physical cover letter.

Sites with different examples of cover letters:

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/coverlettersamples/a/coverlettsample.htm

http://www.quintcareers.com/cover_letter_samples.html

http://www.bestcoverletters.com/


And here's the handout...



2 comments:

Shara said...

Great advice, but would you please post a version with the typos fixed? Then I could use at the place I volunteer to help folks find jobs. . . .

Seluj1980 said...

Hi Shara,
How lazy of me! Here's the revision of the template. I hope you can use this to help some people out. These are some rough times.