Presentation on theme: "Warm Up 10/8/08 Open all the example cover letters in the public L: drive, stepping out folder. This will help you get started. In your warm up section."— Presentation transcript:
1 Warm Up 10/8/08Open all the example cover letters in the public L: drive, stepping out folder. This will help you get started. In your warm up section record the name of who wrote the cover letter for each example.Re-look at the before and after cover letters to get ideas of how to improve your letter.Follow the Cover Letter instructions in Power Point and complete your letter (have someone proof read it )Don’t forget… I should have you cover letter outline and business letter before you start.
5 Cover Letters warm up notes 1. Block Formor 12 Font and have 3-5 font styles that are appropriate and work for you. Keep fonts the same in both cover letter and resume.3.Use header (name info) and footer (enclosure resume)
6 On a separate sheet of paper… Warm Up Assignment 10/7On a separate sheet of paper…List and explain 7 changes/improvements that were made on each of the cover letters.You will turn in 7 improvements from Richards Carpenter’s cover letterAnd7 improvements form James Muirfield’s cover letter
7 Cover Letter Template 1. Go to View, Header and Footer 2. Set up your header as we did with the business letter.Name (it should Stand Out), Job title (if have one), address, , phone numbers. You may put lines borders or clip art if you chose…keep it neat and simple.3. Move out of the header box, 2 spaces, and put the date October ?, 20084. 2 or 3 spaces after date add Inside Address:Director of Human Resources (name of person you are sending to is more personal)Company Name72 Hooper Mill Road (change address when you know who you are sending to)Saginaw, MI 486002 or 3 spaces5. Add salutation:Dear Director of Human Resources: (change with name later)6. 2 or 3 spaces start body paragraphs
8 6. Body paragraphsThree or more sentences in each paragraph. Try to have 10 words per sentence.Paragraph 1: Express job interest and position you are applying for.Paragraphs 2 and 3: Express qualifications, special skills, achievements, honors and awards, work history or volunteer work, education and personality characteristic that make you hirable. You could also talk about the company you are applying to and why you are interested. See all Cover Letter Examples in the Public L: Stepping Out folder to help get started.
9 Cover Letter Instructions continued 7. After body paragraphs you may what to state, Thank You for your time and consideration.2 or 3 spaces, add closing (Sincerely or personal preference)4 spaces (for you to hand sign letter)Type you full name.8. In the Footer at the bottom of the page, Type Enclosure: Resume