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Cover Letter Activity Instructions. Fargason - 2011. Letter Parts. Your cover letter should include the following parts: Your personal letterhead (saved on P: drive) Today’s date Inside Address Salutation

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letter parts
Letter Parts
  • Your cover letter should include the following parts:
    • Your personal letterhead (saved on P: drive)
    • Today’s date
    • Inside Address
    • Salutation
    • Body (remember to follow the 3 paragraph format – how I learned about the job, why I would benefit the company, and follow up plan)
    • Complimentary close
    • Signature *in ink!
    • Typed name
    • Enclosure notation
letter format
Letter Format
  • BLOCK BUSINESS LETTER!!! Every line starts on the left margin!!!
  • Margins: Normal (1top, bottom, left and right)
  • Line Spacing: 1.0
  • Paragraph Spacing: Before = 0, After = 0
  • Font – Times New Roman, 12 point
cover letter assignment
Cover Letter Assignment
  • Open your letterhead document
  • Save AS cover letter to your P: drive
  • Use the information gathered from the Job Search Activity and the “My Cover Letter Template” to write a cover letter following the “How To Write a Cover Letter” model.
  • PROOFREAD THEN HAVE A CLASSMATE PROOFREAD YOUR LETTER. Make corrections as needed.
  • Print your letter to Norwood 4250. Save your document.
  • Turn in your letter – STAPLE your job search activity and your cover letter template to the cover letter and turn it into the class folder.
cover letter checklist
Cover Letter Checklist
  • Job Search Activity
    • Attached & Completed (20 points)
  • My Cover Letter Template
    • Attached & Completed (20 points)
  • Cover Letter:
    • Letter Head – Professional Format (10 points)
    • Includes all letter parts (15 points)
    • Body – paragraphs follow model discussed in class (15 points)
    • Spelling & Grammar – no errors (10 points)
    • Block business letter formatting (10 points)