Academic cover letter

During Fall 2016 I am reposting the top 25 blog posts about the academic job market.  Today’s post is yet another post on job letters. This one is on that object of contention: the fit sentence. You know the one—it’s … Continue reading →

A slightly related but important tip is to include a few good letter of recommendations along with your letter and CV.

Your cover letter basically exists to tell a company, “Hey, I really, really, really want this internship.” In a more professional way, of course.

From The Academic Job Search Handbook, second edition. Reprinted with permission from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Please find my attached résumé, which provides full details of my qualification. Feel free to contact me at (212) 353-4567 or ellis@ for any following up purposes. I appreciate your consideration and look forward to further discussing the Electrical Engineering opportunity with you.

In short, I give X my highest recommendation, and very much hope that the committee judges his application favorably."

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