A cover letter is a concise, professional document tailored to a specific position, organization, and industry. The purpose of the cover letter is to express your interest in an opportunity, highlight the unique skills and qualities that make you a good fit, and demonstrate how you can contribute to their success.
Steps to Success
Learn the basics of creating an effective cover letter and begin writing a first draft. Use these Career Center Resources to get you started.
Review several cover letters to become familiar with professional formatting, content, and tone. Use our library of cover letter samples as examples.
Sample Cover Letters