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Students learn about writing cover letters.

 

 

COVER LETTER WRITING INTRODUCTION:

How to Introduce Yourself to a Potential Employer

 

Objectives:

  • Students will determine what content should be in a cover letter.
  • Students will learn to write a cover letter using a sample template.

Subject: Career and Work Skills - Language Arts

 

Suggested Grade Levels: 7th-12th - Adult Education - College

 
 

 

COVER LETTER WRITING LESSON PLAN

 

Materials:

  • 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)

Procedure:
Teachers may either print out the lesson and have students read it themselves, and/or use the lesson for your own business skills lesson.

Lesson Excerpt:
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:

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Lesson Printable Materials - Worksheets

Print out the following pages for use with this lesson:

 

COVER LETTER WRITING LESSON

Cover Letters: How to Introduce Yourself to a Potential Employer Lesson *

Lesson, worksheet, and sample cover letter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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