In a few weeks, my Feature Writing students will be wrapping up their portfolios. Part of that process includes writing a cover letter.
OSU journalism professor Pam Cytrynbaum passed along an outstanding New York Times career column on cover letters. It extols the virtues of the artful cover letter, which many young jobseekers seem to think has become passe. Uh, think again...
"Cover letters are still necessary, and in a competitive market they can give you a serious edge if they are written and presented effectively," notes Phyllis Korkki at the outset of the column.
Whether you've written what seems like of ton of cover letters or you're crafting your first, you'll find some great reminders/tips here.
And speaking of tips, thanks Pam for another fine one...
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