Career planning is a lifelong process that requires
careful planning and commitment on your part.
Check out the following:
• CAP Center Resource Library
• CAP Center Online Resources
• CAP Center Resume Critique Service
• CAP Center Resume Writing Assistance
• Individual Career Counseling
• On-Campus Interviews
For more information on career related issues call
the CAP Center at (856) 256-4456 or check us out at our
YOUR PRESENT ADDRESS
CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE
Date of Correspondence
Name of Individual
Name of company/organization
City, State, Zip Code
Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. (Last Name):
Do not address to "To whom it may concern."
Tell why you are writing. Name the position, field or general area in which you are interested. Tell
how you found out about the position. Tell why you want to work for this company. Check the
company web site and mention something about the company that interests you.
Describe your professional/educational qualifications, but do not restate your resume. Cite one or
two areas of qualification experience, which specifically qualify you for the position. Emphasize
particular areas of related experience and training. Stress why you are unique, special and the
perfect person for the position. If you claim to have certain skills, back these up with examples as
proof. Tell about a professional or personal accomplishment and the skills you gained or
Close by noting that you have enclosed a copy of your resume and that you will provide any
additional information requested. Note that you will look forward to a future response and that you
would like to schedule an interview. Include your telephone number.