Wagner Career Services Cover Letter Guide

In combination with a well-crafted resume, a cover letter is a marketing tool designed to persuade an employer that you possess the skills and qualifications to warrant further consideration —via an interview—for a given position.

A strong cover letter introduces who you are, articulates why you are interested in working for a specific organization, and emphasizes the value that your relevant experiences and qualifications (as outlined in your resume) can bring to the employer. It is also a preliminary writing sample that employers will use to assess your communication skills and quality of your work.

The Cover Letter Guide

To review this guide, visit http://wagner.nyu.edu/files/careers/CoverLetterGuide.pdf

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