Job opportunity

Job opportunity

Resumés and cover letters are 2 ways writing is used in the professional world. These documents are often a potential employee’s introduction to a prospective employer and can be key in career advancement.

For this assignment, you will identify an employment opportunity you are interested in. This might be a job you are currently considering or a job you hope to obtain in the future. You will create both a cover letter responding to your desired job opportunity and a reflection about the process you used to gather information about that job and the company.

This assignment shows how effectively you are able to construct a piece of writing appropriate for a career- or discipline-specific situation.


Locate a job opportunity that interests you.

Research key information about your chosen job opportunity and the company (e.g., mission statement, hiring manager, past accomplishments, etc.). You may find this information by visiting the company’s website and searching social networking sites (e.g., LinkedIn®) or job boards.

Before you complete your cover letter, consider these questions:

Before you complete your letter, consider these questions about your unique qualifications and work history:

Complete a minimum 350-word cover letter for your identified job opportunity that incorporates the suggestions, format, and tone from the Cover Letter Guide you reviewed at the beginning of this assignment.

When your cover letter is complete, use 1 of the following methods to create space at the end of your cover letter:

  • Insert a page break at the end of your cover letter.
  • Use the keyboard’s enter/return button to create several spaces at the end of your cover letter.

Complete a reflection addressing the following questions in at least 1 sentence each:

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