Career Development: Writing a Great Cover Letter

Career Development: Writing a Great Cover Letter12.07.2024 09:00 - 11:30 (Fri)ONLINEWichert, Amanda

Please note : Workshop date changed to July 12, 2024 !

Before booking a workshop, please make sure that you can attend for the entire duration.



For doctoral researchers and postdocs of all disciplines.


Objectives and Content

In this workshop, we’ll talk about the whys and hows of the cover letter. We’ll learn how to use simple tools to create a cover letter – or letter of interest – that stands out and helps you get an interview.

  • What is the purpose of a cover letter and what will potential employers expect to see?
  • What goes in the cover letter? What should I avoid? How do I know what to say and what to leave out?
  • How do I use my cover letter skills to reach out to companies without posted positions?


Further Information

For workshops held online, participation is allowed under the following conditions: a working camera that is turned on and a microphone to allow active participation in discussions and group work. Headphones must also be used to protect other participants from office eavesdroppers. In this context, we would also like to refer to the rules for digital courses at Freie Universität Berlin (Code of Conduct).


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Amanda Wichert