How To Write A Cover Letter When You Have No Experience
For students who have no fancy internships or summer jobs on their razor-thin résumés, here’s some advice:
1) The first paragraph should say who you are, where you go to school, what the job is that you’re applying for and how you came to apply. It helps a lot if you can include a name of someone with a personal connection.
2) The second paragraph has to connect the dots between you and the employer. Describe how your experiences meet the challenges presented in the job description.
3) In the third paragraph, further describe your personal traits and how they make you a great candidate for the job.
4) To wrap up, say when you’ll get in touch.
5) In most cases, send the letter as an attachment and format it like an old-fashioned business letter with your address at the top, then the date and then the address of the recipient.
6) Proofread carefully and get someone you trust to check for spelling, grammar and word use.