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Cover Letters

Cover Letter Resources

A cover letter is a one-page business letter that accompanies a resume. Typically, cover letters are 4-5 paragraphs long; each paragraph addressing a specific topic or areas of experience – the content itself introduces yourself to an employer, creates a match between the employer and you, and demonstrates ‘proof of performance’ or the narrative connection between the skills the employer is seeking and your experiences.  

Check out the key resources below for help in drafting your cover letter. 



Explore a variety of jobs and internships on Handshake!

My Next Move

My Next Move is an interactive tool for students to learn more about career options, including tasks, skills, salary information …

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand video learning platform that provides thousands of video courses taught by industry experts in software, …

Cover Letter Guide

View this resource for guidance on how to construct and build on your cover letter development.


CareerOneStop is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job …

O*NET Online

The Occupational Information Network is a free online database that contains hundreds of occupational definitions to help students, job seekers, …


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