Cover Letters - Job Description

When writing your cover letter, it is important to relate your skills and knowledge to the position for which you’re applying.  What related experiences can you emphasize to show a connection between your abilities and the position?  Also, think about developing your cover letter from the employer’s perspective.  If roles were reversed and you were hiring for this position, would you consider yourself a strong candidate qualified for an interview?  In short, have you sold yourself on paper and linked your experiences to what is asked within the job description and desired qualifications?

The following position was posted on, the University of Iowa’s online job and internship database.

The underlined text illustrates where the applicant intends to detail her experiences that connect to that particular job task or desired skill.  The following cover letter will demonstrate how the applicant relates her experiences to the job description.

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