• Address the letter to the hiring manager or principal, never begin it with to whom it may concern.
• Make the letter sound like it’s about the prospective college rather than you.
• Find out the issues the relevant department is facing and mention how your skills could help in resolving them.
• Cover up for the lack of experience by stating your relevant skills effectively.
• Make the most of any internship experience you have had which relates to teaching profession.
• Highlight your relevant training and education in the cover letter.
• Make your letter unique by instilling some of your personality traits into the writing.
• Proofread your letter twice at least and ask some friend to read it for you also.
135 Lake Shore Ave | Chicago, IL 87262 | (002) 444-2222 | charles @ email . com
March 1, 2015
Mr. Carl Fairley
654 DH Lane
Chicago, IL 87262
Dear Mr. Fairley:
Having recently completed my Master’s degree in English, I seek a career as college instructor at Columbia College.
My exceptional GPA and a very impressive thesis (that is due to be published in an international peer reviewed journal this month) speak of my dedication in the teaching field. I have also had the chance of serving as a teacher’s assistant during my student years, through which I have developed confidence and interest in college instruction and teaching. My performance in class as teacher’s assistant and during the few presentations I delivered in class were highly commended and my professors endorse the same.
I am enclosing a copy of my resume and abstract of my thesis to indicate my research interests for your review. If you require any additional documents, I will be happy to provide the same.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.