Cover Letter Worksheet What is the name of the company? Who do you know at the company? Have you networked with anyone? Do you know anyone the recipient knows? What are this company’s core competencies within their industry? What are they known for within the industry? Why do you want to work for this company? Who are you? Your Argument 1) You are highly qualified. Argue from experience 2) Do you have a general background but haven’t been doing exactly the same thing? Show how your skills are clearly transferable to the job 3) Your work experience and skills are unrelated and type of person the organization would normally recruit Argue from interest and GWSB experience Identify the strengths they are looking for, match these strengths to a specific competence that you have, and provide evidence: Job Requirement Your Competence Evidence 1 ________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ 2 ________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ 3 ________________ ________________________________________________ _______________________________________________ What do you want from the company/contact? How will you contact them or stay in touch in the near future?