Cover Letter

A cover letter provides the employer with additional information to bridge your resume to the job in which you are applying.

As an international student, you should take advantage of the cover letter as a way to present employers with information about you – that may or may not be included on your resume – that tells them why they should look at hiring you instead of a US citizen. A cover letter is a reflection of your writing and communication skills – take time and care to ensure that your letter is grammatically correct, spelling-error free and also free of awkward language.

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