Cco Cover Letter

I agree to:

Accurate Information: Certify my job search documents to be truthful and accurate

Grant Access: Allow CCO to provide my job search documents to prospective employers

Honor Commitments: Keep all appointments that I've scheduled with employers and CCO Staff

Genuine Interest: Sign up for interviews with only employers with whom I'm interested in working

Professional Conduct: Accept an offer of employment in good faith and immediately notify employers of acceptance or non-acceptance of the offer. Withdraw from interviewing process and no longer pursue positions with other employers

Report Suspicious Inqueries: Understand that job seekers can be deceived by organizations posing as legitimate employers. Evidence of this behavior includes requests for personal information (i.e. social security numbers or credit card numbers) and requests for money. If you're suspicious of such an organization, do not respond to them and please share details with us at

Consequences for Non-Compliance: Accept that failure to adhere to any point in this agreement may result in the removal of my interview privileges in the Center for Career Opportunities

The CCO agrees to:

Provide Services: Assist you with your career decision-making and job search activities

Access of Information: Provide access to a range of career opportunities and types of employers

Non-Discrimination: Provide access and reasonable accommodations to prospective employers without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability

Protect Confidentiality: Exercise sound judgment and fairness in maintaining your confidentiality

Student Advocacy: Respond to employer EEO non-compliance concerns and unethical behavior. Follow-up with those posting suspicious vacancies, when possible, and consult with students and alumni affected by this dubious behavior

A cover letter is a job application document that is sent along with your resume to a prospective employer to indicate your interest in a position. Click here for a cover letter example you can refer to while reading this guide.


  • Identifies the position for which you are applying.
  • Indicates your interest in the position and employer.
  • States your main qualifications, with supporting examples.
  • Specifies the action(s) that you will take in pursuit of this employment opportunity.


  • Use resume paper, preferably white (8.5″ x 11″) with a matching envelope (email or electronic submission is also acceptable).
  • Ensure that there are no grammatical errors in the letter.
  • Make sure the letter is typed.
  • Keep the letter brief and to the point (one page long).
  • Avoid negative approaches – boastfulness, exaggerations, inconsistency, etc.
  • Use specific examples that an employer can relate to/understand.


Opening paragraph:Get the interest of the employer.
1. State why you are writing and give information to show your interest in this specific organization.
2. Name the position you are to applying and how you heard about it.

Middle paragraph(s):Make the employer want to know more about you (offer you an interview!).
1. Explain why you are interested in working for the employer.
2. Point out your achievements or qualifications in this field, especially those that relate to the job description or job requirements.
3. Provide examples that support your ability to perform in the role
4. Avoid word-for-word repetition with your resume (don’t bore the person reading your application!). Your cover letter is an opportunity to express your personality and drive.

Closing paragraph:Get that interview!
1. Thank the employer for the consideration for future employment.
2. Repeat your contact information (email and telephone).
3. Provide examples that support your ability to perform in the role
4. For applications where you are making a physical (mail) submission to a specific person within the company, consider stating that you will contact the employer in the near future (e.g., next week).
5. If you are applying to a role where the application process for the role you are applying to is not formalized, ask for an appointment, at the employer’s convenience.

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Published by Isa Watanabe

I'm a student at Purdue University studying Accounting, Management, and MIS at the Krannert School of Management. I'm also a Marketing Intern at the CCO. Outside of classes, I enjoy playing tennis, running, and cycling. Contributing to the CCO Blog has been an awesome way to get my head out of the T-Accounts and work those creative juices. View all posts by Isa Watanabe

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