(OPTIONAL: Copy and paste your contact from the heading on your resume here to create a letterhead)
(Address of Employer)
To Whom It May Concern: (or specific name if you know to whom you are sending it to)
Please accept this letter and enclosed resume as application to join your team at (Name of Company) as a (title for which you are applying). I learned of this opportunity from a posting on the Marywood University's College Cental Network. (It is important to let them know where you heard of the position - it tells them what is working). I belive my skills, experiences, and education make me an excellent candidate.
(The 2nd and possibly 3rd paragraph should contain specific details about you and your experience that indicates you are a match for the positon. Do not restate your resume, but expand on the details or transferrable skills you have that will make you stand out.)
Through my experience in (pick an experience), I have learned the importance of (example of transferrable skill. (Now, you explain why that skill is important and how it relates to the position for which you are applying).
I believe strongly that my (specific experience) has given me the ability to (describe in some detail what you learned from that experience. What did you "get out of it" and how does it make you the best possible candidate).
I look forward to meeting with you at your earliest convenience to discuss this opportunity with (Name of company). Thank you for your time and consideration.
(Sign your name here - leave 4 spaces for this)
(Type your name here)
Career Services | Liberal Arts Center, Room 224 | (570) 348-6247 | firstname.lastname@example.org