SUCCESS Workshop

16th November, 2017 - 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM

How to Write Effective Cover Letters, Thank-you Notes, and Targeted Email

Well-composed written communication, such as cover letters, thank-you notes, and targeted email, is essential to a successful job search. Whether you’re completing a job application, composing a cover letter, customizing your résumé, or sending a follow-up thank-you note, your written words have the potential to impress the reader. This includes hiring managers, recruiters, and HR professionals. Your written communication can imply your intelligence, curiosity, and writing ability. Most importantly, your written communication gives you the opportunity to create a bridge between a company’s business needs and your skills, background, and experience.

Facilitated by Robyn Winters, Career Strategist

Workshop Goals:

  • Develop written communication that results in action on the part of the reader
  • Present an image of you as a polished professional
  • Increase the impact of your writing

What We Will Cover:

  • Composing cover letters and thank-you notes using a structured format
  • Fine-tuning accomplishment statements to match a job description
  • Inserting keywords into correspondence
  • Analyzing and critiquing correspondence

Materials Needed:

Please bring your résumé, the job description for a position you’re considering, and samples of your writing (such as cover letters and thank-you notes).

Workshop Length:
2¾ hours. Participants should plan to arrive 15 minutes early.

Who Should Attend:
Unemployed and underemployed professionals, recent college graduates, women re-entering the workforce after a hiatus, military veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce, retired professionals returning to work, or any individuals in career transition looking for information or advice regarding the next steps in their job search or career path.

Cost to Attend:
Free for TBJL Full Program Participants and $15 for guests.

Business casual.
Out of consideration for other participants, we ask that all candidates refrain from wearing fragrances, perfume, and cologne.

Jack Roth Center for Career Development
1211 N. West Shore Blvd.  Suite 300
Tampa, FL 33607

Registration Required:
Seating is limited to 16 participants. Please register below, or call (813) 344-0200.



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1211 N. West Shore Boulevard Suite 300 Tampa, Florida 33607 Phone: 813.344.0200