Learn how to write a brief, concise, and convincing cover letter that is well-organized and can accompany your résumé. See cover letter examples in the Triton Career Guide
- Address the letter to a specific person whenever possible. Call the employer to get the correct name and spelling, the title, and address, email, or fax number. If no name is available, use a generic title such as Human Resources Manager.
- Write each cover letter specifically for the company and/or position you are seeking.
- State the position for which you are applying and how you found out about it.
- If you were referred by someone indicate by whom, using the name of a contact or mutual acquaintance.
- In a summary sentence state your interest in the position and how you are unique fit.
- Tie your qualifications to what you know about the position or organization. Focus on your skills, education, and experience from your resume. Emphasize your strongest attributes that relate to the position. If you have any directly related experience or education, summarize it here so that the reader can be looking for it in your resume.
- Tell them why you are interested in this field or company.
- Restate your interest in the position and demonstrate how your unique qualifications fit the positions.
- Request an interview appointment, or tell the reader that you will contact him/her to see if you can schedule a mutually convenient appointment. Or if possible, indicate that you will contact the addressee at a specific date or time to arrange a mutually convenient appointment time.
- Thank the reader for his/her time and consideration.
- Use business letter format, block style, with everything beginning at the left margin.
- Keep it brief and concise.
- A cover letter is a writing sample. Proofread it.
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- Developed innovative product solutions through iterative prototyping and user testing, including improving the "Help" function on Turbotax.com used by 35 million customers.
- Strategized a sustainable roadmap for delivery in Agile environment.
- Proposed solution (what was it?) for onboarding of TurboTax to increase customer confidence and reduce dissonance, assessing through A/B testing and interviews with TurboTax customers.
- Solution was implemented into Care user experience with other ideas stored in projects database for future use.
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- Managed CRM system implementation in three months.
- Created quantitative/qualitative database for further analysis to assist with marketing and business decisions.
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- Conducted and measured interactive research on attitude changes in high schools.
- Won first place in U.S.
- Department of State's worldwide competition.
- Featured on PBS and CNN.
- Palm Reader Design Project, Innovation Center RIT Designed Palm Reader, conducting requirements analysis to design product to help reduce strain among employees.
- Collaborated with engineers and industrial designers to construct detailed business plan.
- Resulted in opportunity to further develop Palm Reader for Wegmans.
- Worked on ExOut Campaign, a collaborative effort of community leaders and individuals fighting violent extremism in America through awareness.
- Organized and conducted interviews with Syrian refugees, religious leaders, and community members to reveal effects.
- Helped create surveys and questions to measure changes in attitudes of community members before and after being informed of about Islamophobia.
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- Most recently received $150K grant from U.S.
- Homeland Security for anti-terrorism initiative.
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- Where was this completed.
- Is this an academic project?) Any relevant volunteer work or professional memberships/affiliations to list? Please put the following experience under the corresponding position/project: Any experience with omni-channel marketing or print campaigns.
- Seasonal strategies.
- Have you produced reports regarding campaign results.
- Evaluated KPIs and ROI effectiveness of campaigns.
- Have you managed timelines or facilitated team meetings.
- Any experience with marketing automation flows, landing pages, email ads, display ads, paid search advertising, and/or print catalogs and mailers?.