The Cover Letter

Introduction

Why You Need A Cover Letter

The Structure Of A Cover Letter

The Cover Letter Formula

The Cover Letter: An Example




Action Item

The first paragraph in your cover letter is THE most important aspect of your cover letter because managers will throw your application out if you don’t capture them in the first paragraph. Writing that first paragraph is also THE most difficult part of the cover letter process, so it takes practice to get that paragraph right.

In this action item, I want you to write your first paragraph more than once. Every time you write the first paragraph, change it up a little. Write it out at least 5 times. Once you are done, re-read them and write 1 paragraph using the best sentences/ideas (make sure that you connect the ideas so the paragraph makes sense).