Resume and Cover Letter Package
Career communications are the same as any professional business communication. Like memos and emails, when you write a cover letter to accompany your resume, you need to spend time planning how you’re going to write this unique communication.
1. Find a help wanted ad/job posting you’re interested in. This could be from any source, i.e., it could come from a career search site or directly from a company’s website.
Copy that posting into a Word document.
2. Write a cover letter in response to that job posting. This would be considered a solicited cover letter. Refer to page 519 for how to flow your text (intro paragraph, body text, last paragraph. You will lose points if you do not follow this organizational structure.
3. Upload the job posting and your cover letter to Canvas by the deadline noted.
- Upload each individual item as a separate Word document. (1. Job posting, 2. Cover letter).
- Format your cover letter in the proper business letter format Use the letter format on page 519. You must include:
o Your address
o The hiring company’s address
o As a salutation appropriate to your particular job posting
o Left justified text
o Spaces between paragraphs
o A closing line with spaces for your signature, and your name.
- Proofread, proofread, and proofread.