21 2022


1:00PM - 2:15PM  

TampaBay-Job-Links 1211 N West Shore Blvd
Suite 300
Tampa, FL

Contact Nikki Trent
TampaBay Job Links
813-344-0200 x307

Most hiring managers find cover letters useless because they don’t communicate what is most needed. However, those same hiring managers acknowledge that an effective cover letter can be a quick ticket to an interview. Come learn the magic that can turn your introductory communication into a winner!

BONUS: Learn about effective Introductory Letters as well.

Guest presenter: Patti Breckenridge, Founder, People Connections of Florida LLC

Workshop Goals:

Learn how to write cover letters that:

  • Address the two topics of most interest to hiring managers and recruiters
  • Avoid adding unnecessary information, and
  • Use a format that is much easier to read than the traditional paragraph-dominated letter.
  • Make it through the initial screening process
  • Impress the hiring manager

What We Will Cover:

  • What the hiring community wants to see in a cover letter
  • How to answer crucial questions succinctly
  • An effective cover letter template
  • Writing and reviewing sample cover letters
  • The elements of an introductory letter

Materials Needed:
Please bring printouts of 2 job postings that interest you.
Prepare a 15-second branding statement to introduce yourself.

Workshop Length:
1 hour and 15 minutes.  Please plan to log into Zoom 5 minutes early.

Who Should Attend:
Unemployed and underemployed individuals looking to work in a professional environment and seeking relevant and practical information or advice regarding the next steps in their job search or career path. This includes individuals in mid-career transition, women re-entering the workforce after a hiatus, military veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce, recent college graduates launching their careers, and mature workers not ready or able to retire.

Cost to Attend: Free

Dress: Business casual

Registration Required via ZOOM.

TampaBay-Job-Links, a program of Gulf Coast JFCS, is supported by philanthropic donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations.