While learning how to write a cover letter as an undergrad, I realized that everyone has a different Achilles’ Heel in their letter. Some people have trouble supplementing the letter with a content paragraph. Some don’t know when or how to close a letter. Personally, I’m really bad with letter introductions; particularly in figuring out what to include in the intro and what to save for the body. We understand that everyone has a different writing style and will face different obstacles in the Letter Builder. That’s why we designed the Letter Builder to offer specialized assistance for each paragraph of the cover letter!
Users can click on the orange “Examples” button for this content, similar to how it works in the Resume Builder. From there, users can select which paragraph they need assistance on: Intro, Content, or Closing. On the larger scale, examples are organized by the type of cover letter being written, such as a Broadcast Letter, Employer Inquiry, or Networking Letter, allowing users to understand the expectations for different kinds of cover letters.
Examples are organized by type of letter and by the paragraph being written.
On the career center side, letter paragraphs are fully customizable, allowing admins to integrate custom tips into the Letter Builder. Counselors have the option of adding on to existing content or designing their own for a unique user experience.
Wherever your cover letter weaknesses may be, our Letter tool can help in transforming that weak point into a strength!