You should also include a cover letter when sending a resume to a potential employer. A cover letter is customized for each job application, and its purpose is to match the qualifications and desired skills stated in the job description. It expands on your experience and the key information in your resume to show potential employers why you are the best candidate for their needs. Your cover letter should explicitly translate your skills and experience into the employer’s needs and language, and express your enthusiasm for the job. Contact one of our Career Ambassador Peer Advisors for help creating cover letters.
See brainstorming help and major-specific tips on writing a cover letter below: