Instead, interpret the facts on the resume from the employer's point-of-view.
Help the reader see between the lines and draw conclusions.
Just as with your resume, your electronic letter should contain the most important facts about you that are valued by the prospective employer.
A properly written letter will cover at least the following: it should identify the position you are applying for, highlight your skills and qualifications, and show how you fit the employer's needs. For more information on writing cover letters, refer to Career Guides: handouts, as well as to the books about cover letter writing on the Job Search Information shelves in the CDO.
In this example, you might refer to the predominant readers of the journal and how your findings might help them improve the quality of their instruction for students who do not sit in the front row of class. They might include your educational background, your teaching experience and any previous publication credits.
Be specific; include the exact names of the courses you have taught and at which institutions.
Be sure to include your cover letter at the top of your e-mail with your electronic resume following below.
These documents are combined into one e-mail and then sent to a potential employer.
Here, too, the sales pitch element comes into play.
You might say, for example, “I am confident that readers of this journal will gain greater insight into student motivations, perhaps alter their teaching methods and enhance the value of their instruction by reading my article.” With education, health care and small business marketing as her core interests, M. Wroblewski has penned pieces for Woman's Day, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal and many newspapers and magazines.