Cover Letter

We strongly recommend you take the time to write a cover letter. It is the only opportunity you will have to highlight your strengths, describe your goals, and give the potential employer a glimpse of who you are as a person.

A cover letter should...

  • Answer why you are seeking the specific position for which you are applying. Potential employers appreciate that you have some knowledge of the position and/or practice.
  • Include your unique qualifications for that position. Keep this brief and to the point.

A cover letter may include..

  • A description of your ideal practice.
  • Your professional and personal goals.
  • A brief description of your family.
  • Awards or achievements for which you are particularly proud.

Keep your CV up to date.

Attach a photograph if you feel it is necessary. If unsure, leave it off.

Have someone else proofread your CV.

See sample cover letters under "Related Materials" at right.