Letters are Job Search tools

It may seem strange to hear, but letters are an important tool in the Job Search process. This is true for both hard copy [paper] and e-mail letters. This may be the first time you will have to write and send job-related correspondence. For that reason, you may be challenged to decide what to say and how to say it for a number of unfamiliar situations.

Regardless of the type of letter you may be writing - just like your résumé - relevancy is crucial. Your letter(s) should be focused toward each individual situation; this is not the time to send out cookie cutter one-size-fits-all correspondence - it just doesn’t work.

Cover Letter - FAQs

What is a cover letter? A cover letter is an introduction, a sales pitch, and a proposal for further action all in one. It gives the reader a taste of what is to come. A well-written letter is the first opportunity you have to talk to a potential employer.  It is used by many employers as a screening device.


Thank You Letter FAQs

What is a thank you letter? A thank you letter is a follow-up step to an informal or formal interview that offers you the chance to establish good will and set you apart from other candidates.  It is one of the most important steps in the job search as it keeps the candidates name in the forefront of the employer’s mind.  This is especially true when several candidates are interviewed over a few days' time span.

Letter Formats and Samples

Keep in mind that each situation differs. These format and letter samples are provided to show you what to say and how to say it for each type of letter addressed here ...... no pun intended!