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. 

Cover Letter Guide

The Cover Letter Guide includes an overview of the document, an outline, and samples that can help you get started. 

Career Peer Advisors

Career Peer Assistants can help you develop and refine your resume, cover letter and/or LinkedIn profile. CPAs are available in the Career Lab (GHH 117) Monday – Friday 9am-4pm. You can make an appointment on Handshake or drop-in at anytime! You can also have your cover letter reviewed by email at resumes@g.rwu.edu. Please submit resumes and cover letters in a Microsoft Word or Google Doc format for a live feedback. 

Make an Appointment

Career Advisors are also available by appointment to assist you with your cover letter.  If you have already met with a CPA or want to take a deep dive into your document, schedule an appointment with a career advisor.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Handshake

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 …

LI Learning

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

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