The Cover Letter: Importance, Details & Format


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What is a cover letter?

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1. How should you write a cover letter?

2. What is the average review time for a cover letter by a potential employer?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Review proper formatting and writing of a cover letter with this quiz/worksheet combo. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know what a cover letter is and how it's read, as well as content you should and should not include when writing a cover letter.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • How not to close a cover letter
  • The definition of a cover letter
  • A salutation that should be avoided in a cover letter
  • The term for information that tells a potential employer how you can be an asset to his/her company
  • Average time in which a cover letter is reviewed

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding proper cover letter formatting and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as content that should and should not be included in a cover letter
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how cover letters are generally read and reviewed by a company

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about writing successful cover letters, check out the accompanying lesson on the Cover Letter Format. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the purpose and goals of a cover letter
  • Recognize how to write a proper heading for a cover letter
  • Identify the points, information, and details that should be included in each paragraph of a cover letter
  • Define selling point
  • Learn how to successfully close a cover letter