What is a GOOD Cover Letter?

The object of a cover letter is to set you apart from other applicants for the same position. Your letter should make a good first impression with your potential employer and help to convince them that you are worth granting an interview to.

A good cover letter should address all of the following:

  • What is the position you are applying for?
  • Where did you hear about the position?  If a specific person referred you to the employer, identify this person.
  • Who are you?
  • Why are you interested in this position with this company?
  • Why would you make a good match for this position?
  • When are you going to follow up?