Even if it isn't required, it's typically a good idea to write one when you're applying for jobs.
Your cover letter should highlight the points on your resume that make you a superior candidate for the position you are seeking.
In this capacity, I was able to be an effective advisor to apprentices who were experiencing scholastic problems that threatened their future in the industry.
I particularly enjoyed working with older apprentices who were seeking a career change and had problems adjusting to the obligations of work, school, and family life.
I have also experienced first-hand the comforting effect of being able to contact an advisor who genuinely cares for the professional growth and success of students.
During my career as an electrician prior to my graduate studies, I was elected Chairman of the Executive Board where I sat as the union’s representative to the apprenticeship advisory board.
Last Name: I am writing in reply to the classified ad you posted seeking to fill the position of Graduate Student Advisor for the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree program at ABC College.
Having earned my Master of Arts degree in Academic Advising from XYZ University, I understand the importance for informed academic counseling and program planning in a higher education environment.
In cases where a name isn’t listed, you should make an effort to find out the right person to whom to address your letter.
If you can’t find his or her name by reviewing the company's corporate website or calling their front office, you may use the address of the company and an alternative salutation, such as “Dear Hiring Manager." Here are tips for how to address a cover letter.