This product overviews the content and format for the cover letter that accompanies a job application. Since the cover letter is often the first thing a person will see when reviewing a job application, it is important that a cover letter be clear, professional and appropriate. A well written cover letter is a critical step for completing a job application and getting a job. If you are a person who is working with teens on job applications and the job search, this sample cover letter with clear directions, including formatting instructions, is for you. This cover letter guide was developed by C&E Career Education's Cathleen Hanson and a colleague - career professionals who have worked with students, professionals, and school systems to help people, and those who help people find jobs and move forward in their careers. Look for the accompanying PowerPoint to enhance this lesson. It includes additional talking points about cover letters.