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Then it's back to square one…. identifying one or more areas of professional interest. Until you have at least one goal identified, it will be hard to ask for something. The "Help, I need a job!" approach never works.

What about my situation? My college major was classics. What should I say? "My studies in Cicero have attracted me to being an underwriter (or anything else)"?

Remember…. there is no one-to-one correspondence between college majors and careers. The question is, how did your interest in a particular field develop? Perhaps it was through exposure to a relative in that profession or a summer job or an encounter with someone at a career fair. If you have the interest, it had its origin somewhere.

Let's think this through, David. Could a classics major really be interested in (and hired for) underwriting? Certainly…. The core skills are intellectual curiosity, research ability, communication and interpersonal skills. Having any or all of those positive characteristics is not a function of a particular major.

Still, could I honestly say that my interest developed as a result of my academic studies?

Yes, if it's true. But to clarify the connection, you might say, "My interest in underwriting developed when I identified this as a field where I could apply the skills I gained in college." The fact that you took the trouble to investigate a particular career is a plus. In addition, you may arouse some interest in the link between your college experience and a particular profession. Besides, remember that academic studies are a broader concept than just your major, and college exporience encompasses more than just academic work.

If the connection bet.ween your academic studies and the field you are wnting about is clear, would it always pay to state that explicitly?

The cover letter adds to your attractiveness as a candidate in three ways.

Highlighting : You can give those positive characteristics of greatest interest to a particular employer more prominence in the cover letter than you did in your resume.

Reframing : Through your cover letter, you can put some of your experiences in a frame of reference that more closely meets the needs of the employer.

New material : Your cover letter can include material of interest to an employer that would be difficult to present in a resume. Your motivation for wanting to work for that particular company is an example.

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