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In this lesson, you are going to learn how to craft a professional cover letter using Google Docs, a skill that is crucial for making a strong impression on potential employers. A cover letter is a formal document that accompanies your resume when you’re applying for a job, expressing interest in a volunteer position, or seeking an internship. It’s your opportunity to let your personality shine through in a professional manner. The importance of a wellwritten cover letter cannot be overstated; it often determines whether an employer will be intrigued enough to look at your resume. In your cover letter, you should aim to convey a sense of who you are, explain why you are interested in working for the company, and briefly highlight what you can bring to the table. Avoid delving too deeply into your job history or accomplishments, as this is the role of the resume.

To begin this project in Google Docs, you will first conduct research about the employer to tailor your cover letter effectively. This process involves several steps: performing a Google search to gather information, taking notes in a Google Docs document, and then using a letter template to structure your cover letter properly. Start by signing into your Google account. If you’re not already signed in, do so, or create an account if you don’t have one. Open a new tab in your browser, navigate to Google.com, and begin your research on the company you are interested in. These steps will set the foundation for writing a compelling cover letter that stands out. Remember, the skills you learn here can be applied in any word processing application, not just Google Docs. Now, it’s your turn to start this process and move on to writing your professional cover letter.