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Cover Letters

Think you don’t need a cover letter — that your resume is enough? Yes, you do — and no, it isn’t. Resumes and cover letters serve separate and distinct functions. In short, your resume is about you. Your cover letter is about what you can do for the employer. Many eager job seekers overlook the power of a well-crafted cover letter. It can help you stand out from your competition, gain attention and tell the prospective employer why you are the best candidate for the position.

Alumni Career Services can help you create a cover letter that is targeted to the needs of the employer and emphasizes your qualifications as they relate to an employer’s needs. Check out these career articles, including those on cover letters. Included with every GAA membership is a complimentary session with the GAA’s certified career coach ($100 value).