Week 10 Assignment – Professional Cover Letter

Week 10 Assignment – Professional Cover Letter
Preparation
Assignment Walkthrough
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Overview
Completing this assignment will help you identify the skills and abilities that will move your career forward. You will develop a job application cover letter. For this assignment, you may present yourself as a recent graduate if needed.
Instructions

  • Find a specific job opening posted online within the last nine months.
  • Write a cover letter as though you are applying for the position. Highlight and emphasize why you are the most suitable candidate for the position.
  • Complete the cover letter on page 1 of the submission; include a working link to the job post on page 2.
  • Follow the general writing guidelines on pages 266 and 267 in the text for structural and content guidance for a business letter. Note: An example can be found on page 263, Figure 13.8.
  • The job letter or application message must adhere to the following requirements:
    • Content:
      • Highlight relevant background and job history information specific to the opening.
      • Emphasize significant qualifications and exclude nonessential information.
    • Format:
      • Follow proper letter formatting techniques per business letter format.
      • Use an appropriate and professional greeting and closing.
    • Style:
      • Use professional language.
      • Develop concise, effective paragraphs with six or seven sentences, if possible.
    • Mechanics:
      • Make sure there are no grammar or spelling errors.
      • Eliminate wordiness and unclear sentence construction.
  • Submit your assignment in Blackboard.
  • This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
    The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
  • Persuade audience of qualifications in the form of a cover letter.