Tips about how to write cover letter.
1. Keep it short (no longer than three paragraphs) and don’t summarize your résumé. Clearly and simply state your purpose as to why you are seeking the position.
2. Send your cover letter and résumé as a PDF file. Not every office has .doc(x) or .pages files. But alsmost everybody can open a PDF file without the hassle of converting.
<Sample Cover Letter>
Subject: Summer Internship
Dear Manager Grace Kelly,
My name is Jane Arthur and I am writing to inquire about a possible summer internship at your company. I understand that my request is highly unusual as I am still a college senior. It is my utmost wish to become an investment banker and I would love to learn under your tutelage. I have absolutely no qualms about making copies or coffee. To be perfectly honest, I just want to be around professionals in the banking industry and gain as much knowledge as I can. I’m not going to waste your time embellishing my skills or past experiences. All I can tell you is that I am an honor student, I am determined to learn, and I will word hard for you. I hope you seriously consider taking me under your wing this summer. You may contact me 123-456-7890 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time.
take someone under one’s wing: to train and educate someone who is less experienced; to teach and care for someone.
ex) President Sandberg decided to take Sue under her wing to teach her everything about leadership.
tutelage: instruction, teaching, and guidance; support and protection
– synonyms: care, education, auspices, apprenticeship
qualm(n.): discomfort, uneasiness, or shame; remorse or regret
– synonyms: misgiving, doubt, apprehension, contrition