|LEO: Literacy Education Online|
Cover Letter Style
The presentation of your cover letter is as important as the information. Because readers hope to get a sense of you as an individual, you should work to make your letter sound professional, confident, and concerned with the prospective employer's needs.
|Another experience which could be readily adapted to the Resource Center is my work as counselor during the past two summers for boys and girls ages 11 to 14 at a United Methodist junior high camp. This rewarding experience involved skills such as creativity, leadership, listening, and one-to-one and group communication. Although children in this age level are quite different from those in the nursery school group, I found once again that treating the campers with respect and care fostered cooperation and growth.|
This strategy is challenging -- particularly if you're trying to vary your sentence structure so it's not repetitive. But letters in which most sentences start with "I" or "My" sound very self-centered, not exactly the image of self most job applicants want to portray.
More general information -- General Resume Tips -- offers an overview of resume writing, including explanations of the major areas on a resume, writing tips, and sample resumes.
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Last update: 22 June 1998