Writing Introductory/Job-Seeking Letters

Writing Introductory/Job-Seeking Letters

Writing a good introductory letter can make a difference in whether or not the reader goes on to read your resume and call you for an interview. There are some general tips you should keep in mind when you get ready to write your letter:

Introductory Letter Styles

There are 2 basic approaches to writing an introductory letter: a more traditional business-like approach, and a more relaxed business-like approach. The differences in the styles lie with both the language and tone you use, and the way in which your letter is set up.

University Resources

Most university career offices have print information available to help you create your introductory cover letter, and many run special sessions that can help you get started. Refer to the links below for more information about letter writing.

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