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COVER LETTER

Ricardo Fuentes Alarcn


Felipe Gmera Venegas
Constanza Villenas Carrasco
Reading & Writing I
PURPOSE

Demotrate your
To introduce yourself to Draw attention to your
interest in the Company
an organization resume
or a specific vacancy

It is the first contact


Motivate the reader to
you have with a
interview you
prospective employer
HOW TO WRITE IT

YOUR ADRESS
Introduction RECIPIENTS
DATE
NAME, CHARGE
AND ADDRESS
DEAR
MR./MRS.
INTRODUCTION
Body BODY

CONCLUSION

Closing SIGNATURE
STRUCTURE:
INTRODUCTION
It should capture the employers interest

It should stablish the position for which you are applying

It indicates where you heard about the job

It describes your interest in that particular opening


STRUCTURE: BODY

It should include 1 3 paragrahps

It should show that you understand the nature of the position by explaining how your
qualifications relate to it.

It includes examples of your skills and qualities, but you do not simply repeat what is in
your resume.

It explains how your experience can contribute to the organization.


STRUCTURE: CONCLUSION

You should suggest what you would like the reader to do

You should establish a flow of action that produces an invitation to have an interview.

This may take the form of a polite request.

Respectfully is a good way to close your letter.

Never forget to sign it.


SOME TIPS

Use an accepted
Personalize each Use non-sexist Limit your letter
business letter
letter. language. to one page.
format.

Use attention-
Avoid overusing Vary your getting action
Proofread
the word I writing. verbs and
adjectives.