Cover Letters

A cover letter should answer the question “Why should I hire you?”  To do so, your cover letter (1) states your intent to apply to a position or organization; (2) highlights why you are interested in the position/organization; and (3) explains why you feel you are qualified based on your experience.


For more information on cover letters, please review our guide to view examples and learn how to construct a properly formatted document. This guide should be used as references on how to write descriptions that use strong action words to demonstrate your skills and abilities and how to incorporate expressions of accomplishment to demonstrate not just what you did, but how well you did it.