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What should I do before sending off my cover letter?

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In order to provide the most professional image of yourself to potential employers, you want to have polished documents with no mistakes. Here are some final tips to get this professional look:

  • Proofread the cover letter after a few hours or days (improve sentences, grammar, typos).
  • Give your cover letter to friends, professors, and/or colleagues for proofreading and suggestions.
  • Go to the Purdue University On-Campus Writing Lab in the Krach Leadership Center (2nd Floor) for a free cover letter tutorial (if you are affiliated with Purdue).