Assessing Cover Letter
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Evaluate your cover letter:
For each item below, use the slider to indicate how effectively you demonstrated that aspect in your cover letter. Try to give an honest and accurate assessment of your strength on each item. Those in italics are considered essential for mastery of this competency.
The closer to low your rating, the less effectively you applied the aspect in your cover letter.
The closer to high your rating, the more effectively you applied the aspect in your cover letter.
Additional tips to improve your cover letter:
- Review your responses to the Transferable Skills tool to help you identify your main strengths, which will become the themes you want to focus on in your cover letter.
- Refer to the Career Center's Cover Letter Guide for explanations and illustrations of each of the items.
- Request a cover letter critique at the Career Center. Be sure to bring both your resume and the job ad with you to the meeting.
- Attend a cover letter workshop.