Good Cover Letters?
December 11, 2011 6:04 AM Subscribe
Advice On Writing My First Cover Letter?
posted by Spurious to Work & Money (12 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
I am a freshly minted social science PhD looking for a job at non-profits, consulting firms, government, businesses etc... (i.e. not academic jobs). I am on the East Coast if that helps.
I have never written a cover letter before, the whole concept is foreign to me. I've seen a number of examples, but I am having a hard time writing my own: short vs. long? Detailed vs. broad?
I understand that I should have a customized cover letter for every application, but how much of it should be customized and how much should be boilerplate?
Basically, I don't know what I am doing and I am looking for some advice, tips, etc...