An effective cover letter will motivate the Hiring Manager to read your resume. Don’t waste all the hard work that you have put into writing a successful resume with a poorly written cover letter!
Cover letters are not simply a front page for your resume. They are an important part of your application, offering you the opportunity to showcase your professionalism, skills, personality and connection with the organization that you are applying to.
Top Tips for Writing an Effective Cover Letter:
To ensure your success, the Career Development Centre has prepared the Career Development Centre
Cover Letter Guide (pdf) to get you started.
Students and Alumni are always welcome to drop by the Career Development Centre during
drop-in hours or
book an appointment, and have an advisor review their cover letter and resume.
Career Development Centre Resume Guide (pdf)
Career Development Centre Cover Letter Guide (pdf)
Career Development Centre Interview Guide (pdf)
Career Development Centre Networking Guide (pdf)
Developing Your Value Proposition (pdf)
Action Verb List (pdf)
Dress for Success (pdf)
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