What should I do before sending off my cover letter?
This page provides a down-and-dirty guide to writing cover letters. Here you will find brief answers and lists of what you should include in a cover letter, how to order and format such a letter, and what to do before sending it out.
Contributors:Angie Olson, Allen Brizee
Last Edited: 2010-04-25 08:56:39
In order to provide the most professional image of yourself to potential employers, you want to have polished documents with no mistakes. Here are some final tips to get this professional look:
- Proofread the cover letter after a few hours or days (improve sentences, grammar, typos).
- Give your cover letter to friends, professors, and/or colleagues for proofreading and suggestions.
- Go to the Purdue University Writing Lab in Heavilon 226 for a free cover letter tutorial (if you are affiliated with Purdue).