A good cover letter is a critical tool for use in pursuing career goals.
To create an effective cover letter, the Career Resource Center (CRC) offers workshops and an online cover letter writing guide, along with books and guides in our office library.
Read an informational guide on cover letter preparation based on the feedback we have received from recruiters over the years.
The CRC has developed an informational guide on cover letter preparation for your convenience. Our best advice: follow the format guidelines, but make the letter your own. Customize it for each and every position.
Once you read the guide above, use the appropriate cover letter template link below to guide the formatting of your letter:
(Note: Each of the template styles above corresponds to a similarly styled résumé template for BS students, MBA students and MS students)
Do you have trouble writing cover letters, thank you letters or email messages to potential employers? This CRC workshop presents guidelines to write effective job search correspondences that are clear and concise. Incorporate these valuable tips into your job search correspondence.
Also refer to the CRC Cover Letter Guide.
Frank L. Ciminelli Family
Career Resource Center
School of Management
University at Buffalo
308 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.