T4 - Cover Letter Peer Edits

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  • TUTORIAL 4 | cover letter peer edits

    T01 & T07TA: CELIA BEKETA

  • TUTORIAL 4 | cover letter peer edits

    Celia

  • instructions

    Write your table number on ALL documents Put all cover letters in a pile in the middle of the table Get out your marking utensils!

    EACH NEW SLIDE SECTION:PASS cover letter TO THE RIGHT

  • formatting

  • formatting Left aligned (NOT justified) No indents on paragraphs Bullet points vs. paragraphs 2-3 relevant skills consistent font size (min. size 11) appropriate font margin sizes spacing between paragraphs white space

  • addressing the cover letterDate

    Contact Name Title Company Address 1 City, Province Postal Code

    Re: Position Title (reference number if given)

    Dear [first name Last name], or Dear Hiring Manager/Committee,

  • examples

    unknown person

    specific person(assume known marital status)

  • bottom formatting

    Sincerely, / Regards, / Best,

    (Written signature if you want)

    Your nameBcom Candidate 20XXSauder School of Business

    Enclosed vs. Attached: Resume

  • opening

  • opening

    Expresses very keen genuine interest and/or passion for position Makes a clear expression of the skills/experience matching the job description Integrates genuine and unique primary or secondary research indicating interest in firm Name Drop (when applicable) HOOK

  • skills matching

  • skills matching

    Describes specific skills that are clearly matched to the job description, referencing specific examples that leverage experiences and qualifications

    Experiences highlighted are specific and concise linking past experiences through transferable skills

    Results show success or strength in past experiences STARL FORMAT (EMPHASIZING ACTION LINK WHERE APPLICABLE) TEAM EXPERIENCES EMPHASIZING INDIVIDUAL VS. TEAM ACTIONS SHOW ME, DONT TELL ME

  • closing

  • closing

    Very clear reference to specific skills Interest and request for meeting

    Aka call to action

    Graciously thanks the employer for their consideration TIE BACK TO HOOK/INTRO

  • branding

  • branding

    Provides strong, insightful research that demonstrates knowledge and interest in the industry or organization

    Clearly illustrates how the candidate will fit into the industry or organization

  • who got the interview?

  • how to get an a

    1. Ask friends for FEEDBACK

    2. Sign up for OFFICE HOURS

    3. Work through it 20 minutes EVERY DAY

  • action items

    skills matrix due this Friday (the 14th) at 2:00 pm on turnitin watch resume e-module and/or Outline to a Chronological Resume

    ON COURSE BLOG ASSIGNMENTS, UNDER RESUME DRAFT ALSO ON SAUDER CAREER SUCCESS CYCLE

    bring in 2 hard copies of resume draft and job posting to tutorial next week

    next week is tutorial