Need your advice on my short cover letter. Please be honest.?

Question by James B: Need your advice on my short cover letter. Please be honest.?
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My cover letter is below:

Seeking a position as an Instructor in the areas of Religion, Philosophy or Education at %%%%% University


I have taught Theatre Arts in the public school system of four years and in September of 2007, I have accepted a position as a High School Educational Counselor position for Talent Search at %%%% University. In addition, I have pastored a church for five years.

My educational background includes a Bachelors Degree in Speech and Drama with a minor in Religion and Philosophy and a Masters of Divinity from Virginia Union University. I also have Masters Degree in Education and Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix. Currently, I am in my first year as a doctoral candidate for an Educational Leadership degree with Argosy University.

I am energetic, creative and I am able to employ a variety of instructional strategies to reach the diversity of learners in a classroom. I have always been interested in teaching in an institute of higher learning.

Your program will provide an excellent opportunity for me to utilize my academic background in education, religion and philosophy to help students make connections between what they learn in the classroom and what they learn in the real world.

Argosy University
Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership, (EDD)- Anticipated graduation 2010

University of Phoenix
Master of Arts in Education, (MAED) Curriculum and Instruction-2006

Virginia Union University
Master of Divinity (M. Div)-Major, Theology-2006

Bachelors of Arts (B.A.)-Major, Speech and Drama-1999, cum laude

Best answer:

Answer by MM
Did you mean you needed advice on your resume? A cover letter is supposed to express your interest in the specific job, highlight a few (emphasis on few) points from your resume or provide additional information you couldn’t fit into it about why you’re the best qualified candidate, and to let the recruiter know anything else they might need to about the best time and method to contact you for an interview. All this should take a few short but solid paragraphs. Save the meat of your qualifications and the bullet points for the attached resume.

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