Job search letters, including letters of inquiry, thank you notes, academic cover letters, and cover letters are essential to a successful employment search. The Purdue Owl Job Search Letters site addresses each in detail and provides step-by-step guidance in crafting persuasive correspondence. An overview of the cover letter and its parts is as follows:
FORMATTING: The basic format of a cover letter is that of a business letter. Standard margins, aligned to the left. Indent first line of each paragraph.
Length: Keep to one page.
PARTS: Four basic parts of a cover letter: Heading, Introduction, Argument/Body, Closing.
Introduction (Paragraph 1):
Argument/Body (Paragraph 2 and MAYBE 3):
Closing (Final Paragraph)
University of Dallas Board of Trustees Chairman Thomas M. Zellers, M.D., announced today that President Thomas W. Keefe, J.D., will be completing his tenure at the university at the end of this academic term. The university will begin a search for a new president this summer.+ Read More
A self-proclaimed Irish-Catholic Yankee and an altar boy starting in second grade, Russell Greene first learned of the University of Dallas upon moving to North Texas in 1994. "I grew up always dreaming of becoming a police officer," said Greene, who began serving in his post earlier this semester as chief of the university's new police department.+ Read More