How do I write unique cover letters?
November 30, 2011 7:48 AM Subscribe
Help me write eyecatching cover letters.
posted by raynax to work & money (10 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in the process of looking for a job on the other side of the country. Basically, I moved across country to attend grad school, then stayed here for law school. I'm almost done with law school and desperately want to move back to my home state.
I go to a school that has a good local reputation (in neighboring states), but it's not really well known at all in my home state. I have excellent grades and (I've been told) an impressive resume (whatever that means--not much, probably, since I can't seem to find a job).
Because my school doesn't have that many connections in my home state, I'm resorting to cold emailing firms that I'd like to apply to. How do I write cover letters (cover emails, really) that will catch people's attention? What kinds of things would prevent my email from getting deleted right away?
Is there a creative way to begin my emails? I'm thinking that the standard
I'm a student a Y university, and I'm writing to inquire about career opportunities at your firm"
would probably get deleted right away.