Career Services

Cover Letter Writing

Cover Letter Tips

  • Always proofread your cover letters to make sure there are no mistakes. It is a good idea to have someone else look them over.
  • Each letter needs to be tailored to the position you applied for.
  • Cover letters should be original. Make a copy of the letter for your personal files and keep it with the position advertisement.
  • Single-space the body, double space between paragraphs.
  • Don't start a business letter with the word "I."

For more cover letter examples see the job search information in the career library. If you need additional help writing a cover letter, make an appointment at the front desk to see a career counselor.

Sample Cover Letters

Important Dates


Government Job Fair

Friday, November 13
Government Job Fair
University of Illinois at Chicago
1pm to 4pm


Friday, January 29
ISCPA Career Fest

Monday, March 15
ABCs of Getting an Internship Workshop

Friday, March 18
Career Expo