COVER LETTER WRITING LESSON PLAN
- One copy per student of the lesson Cover Letters: How to Introduce Yourself to a Potential Employer (see below for printable lesson, sample cover letter, and worksheet)
Teachers may either print out the lesson and have students read it themselves, and/or use the lesson for your own business skills lesson.
What is the purpose of a cover letter?
A cover letter is a method of introducing yourself to the company for whom you would like to work. If you do not make a clear and positive first impression, you might be eliminated from a position without even speaking with the employer.
In general, your letter will either be a letter of application or a letter of inquiry depending on whether or not you are writing to apply for an open position. A letter of application will include specific details about the position for which you are applying; whereas a letter of inquiry is asking the employer to consider you for any existing or future positions that suit your experience.
What does a cover letter look like?
Here are a few basic guidelines for formatting your letter:
Lesson Printable Materials -
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