Employers do not always look at the cover letter. Many employers,
however, recognize the value of the letter and will read it.
In order to communicate your message to them, the letter must be
interesting enough to keep their interest.
You must also differentiate your cover letter from the many others
recruiters will read.
The list we just formed must set into a context to make it interesting.
This context is within the job or a project itself.
An example follows:
sample cover letter paragraph follows. Note that it includes the
prioritized knowledge and skills,
as well as some others.
While working at Aerospace Systems I was deeply involved with the
strategic planning process, particularly with
systems and technology issues. Consulting with
diverse vendors of technology services in the
aerospace industry allowed for many opportunities to achieve significant
results for the vendor as well as my own firm. In managing these vendors I
coordinated the entire project, from initial
negotiation through project completion.
Assignment: Now, using the Microsoft Word document you
used earlier, construct your own paragraph.