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Career Services Center

261 Schwartz Center
330-672-2360

Job Postings & Employers
cscjobs@kent.edu

KSU Student Employment
campusworks@kent.edu

General Questions
career@kent.edu


Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call for an Appointment


Drop-In Career Counseling

Monday - Friday
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 2 - 4 p.m.

 

 

Cover Letter Format

Your street address
City, state and zip code
Today's date

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Name (Make a real effort to obtain a name - this is important).
Title of the professional
Name of the organization
Address of the organization

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Dear Dr., Mr., Mrs., or Ms. Jones:

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First Paragraph :

  • Specify the position for which you are applying and where/how you found out about it.
  • Specify your degree and where you received it.
  • State basic reasons for applying.

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Second Paragraph :

  • Highlight your qualifications, past work experience, internships,  academic accomplishments, and personality traits. Try to elaborate on at least one major achievement.
  • This will likely be your largest paragraph - remember, you are "selling" your skills.

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Third Paragraph :

  • Refer the reader to the enclosed resume.
  • Make general comments about resume highlights.
  • Indicate why you wish to work for their specific organization.

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Fourth Paragraph :

  • Express the fact that you are qualified for the position.
  • Express your desire to meet and discuss your qualifications - ask for an interview.
  • Give your phone number. If necessary, specify a certain time to call.
  • Indicate you will call in one week to confirm your materials have been received.

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Sincerely,
(Place your signature here.)

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Your name - typed.

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Enclosure (Use when including your resume or other materials.)