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After this lesson you will… List the standards and qualifications that must be met in order for entering a business career. Be provided with the knowledge to write an effective cover letter to help you acquire a job
Read the job opening description carefully. Take notes on the language that it uses to describe the job and the company. Mark any words that are repeated that should then appear in your job application letter.
Find out who will be reading the job application letter so that you can address the letter directly to that person. If the job description gives the title of the person that the job reports to, find out who is currently in that position and address the letter to her.
Write an opening paragraph that explains why you are applying for the job. Include where you saw the posting and why you are a good fit for the position. Describe why you want to work for the business and what values you have that match the company's. Explain how you can help the organization meet its goals.
Give examples of how your skills, experience and education match what the employer is looking for. Demonstrate these strengths with concrete evidence rather than just stating that you possess a particular skill. For example, briefly describe a creative solution you provided to a challenge at your last job rather than just calling yourself an innovative problem solver.
Match the job description's requirements with specific examples of your abilities and qualifications. Demonstrate how these qualifications of yours make you the best candidate for the opening and how they can help the organization meet its objectives.
Write a closing paragraph that states your desire for an interview. Provide accurate contact information, including a cell phone number and an email address. If you are including additional information, such as a resume, sample work or references, state this in your closing paragraph.