Cover and Correspondence Letters
The job search process begins and ends with professional letters.
Letters in the job search process include:· Cover Letters
· Inquiry Letters
· Thank You Letters
· Acceptance Letters
· Letters of Regret
Sample of a Thank You Letter
Cover Letter and E-Mail Writing Tips
· Write it yourself, in your own words. Use sample letters only as a guide.
· Decide your purpose in writing and plan accordingly.
· State your intent in the first paragraph, then use facts to support your interest giving value to your request.
· Keep your letters warm, but professional. Avoid being overly familiar in tone. Remember that business letters are formal.
· Write clearly and simply. Keep your thoughts focused and concise.
· Be positive in content, tone, word choice and expectations.
· Use an active voice and action verbs in your writing.
· Keep the font standard and always check for errors prior to sending.
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For examples of professional correspondence letters go to the Penn State Career Guide — Click on
Penn State Graduate Student Career Guide