Cover Letter Resources

Strategies for crafting compelling cover letters 

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Although some employers no longer require cover letters, most still expect you to submit one alongside your resume. Getting your cover letter right can be crucial to stand out in the application stage.

This one-page document allows you to communicate to potential future employers your:

  • Story
  • Skills
  • Qualifications
  • Motivations

Sharing your relevant skills and experiences and tailoring them to the position, organization, and industry you're applying to helps hiring managers better understand who you are and why you’re the right candidate for the job.

Ways to get started

Self-guided Career Toolkits designed for UBC Sauder students

Cover Letter Toolkit

Cover Letter Toolkit

Get started on your cover letter by reviewing the BCC’s Cover Letter Toolkit, which includes:

  • Key information needed for your cover letter
  • Guidance on persuasive and authentic storytelling
  • How to connect your cover letter to the job you’re applying for
  • Formatting support and access to sample BCom cover letter templates

Access on COOL

Access additional Career Toolkits on other career-related topics like how to set SMART goals, resumes, and interviews on COOL.
CWL login is required to access all Toolkits.

Additional resources

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Explore Cover Letter Examples for different industries and Cover Letter Basics on Vault. Access more career prep resources from Vault by going to COOL Resources > Online Career Resources > Vault

LinkedIn Guys Masterclass: Bonus Resources


Interested in using ChatGPT for your resumes and cover letters but don't know where to start? Check out the LinkedIn Guys Masterclass: Bonus Resources, which includes:

  • "How to Use ChatGPT to Develop Tailored Application Materials"
  • "ChatGPT for Job Applications Next Steps"

Access the LinkedIn Guys Masterclass for free from the BCC by enrolling, creating a new account and completing your purchase with a 100% discount coupon automatically applied at checkout.

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LinkedIn Learning

Enhance your skills with LinkedIn Learning to help you achieve your goals. All degree-seeking UBC Vancouver students have access to LinkedIn Learning, where you can build skills, browse career ideas, and achieve your personal goals. Register to access over 16,000+ free courses covering topics such as writing an effective cover letter, different tools to help you write a cover letter, and more.

Have questions?

Stop by Drop-in to chat with the BCC’s team of Career Peer Advisors.

When: Weekdays during the term, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Where: CPA Hall, outside the BCC

Or, book a coaching & advising appointment on COOL for personalized 1:1 support.

Book on COOL

(CWL login required)

Navigate Your Career Journey

Trying to figure out what type of work interests you? Or maybe you’re wondering what resources can help you achieve your goals? No matter where you are in your unique career journey, you can use our career development model to help navigate your personal and professional goals at UBC Sauder and beyond.

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