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Expert Resumes for Teachers and Educators , 3rd Edition by Wendy Enelow, Louise Kursmark

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CHAPTER 13

Writing a Winning Cover Letter

Now that your resume is written, you may think that you’re all set to launch your job search. If it were only that easy! Just as critical to the effectiveness and success of your job search campaign is your cover letter. To begin our discussion of this vital element in your search, let’s start with a concise definition:

Cover Letter: A document that accompanies your resume and is used to highlight your specific skills, qualifications, competencies, achievements, and more that relate directly to the position for which you are applying.

That’s right…the best cover letters are letters that are targeted to ...

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