Emails and Cover Letters-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Emails and Cover Letters-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Emails and Cover Letters

While your resume is certainly important and should show employers your value proposition and fit for the role, there are several other forms of communication that are important in your job or internship search. These forms of profssional communication help the employer form an impression of you and your potential fit for their organization. If letters or emails are unprofessional, contain spelling or grammatical errors, or are written without the reader as the focus, it will likely form a negative impression of you. To avoid this and help maximize your chances for success, we've outlined the instances when writing a letter or email to an employer or professional contact is recommended.

Cover letter for an employment opportunity

Post-interview thank you

Following up about application status

Asking for an extension

Declining and accepting offers

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Recruiting & job posting information

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