Cover Letter Samples

Cover Letter Templates

Cover Letter Templates

Cover letter templates help you to draft your letters in a very productive way. They help you gain the recruiter's trust and show you the format of how a cover letter has to be written. There are many different ways in which you can write a cover letter.

Tips to write a cover letter:

  • Be precise and write a content that is to the point
  • Do not write any irrelevant content in the letter, which does not correspond to the job you are applying for
  • Jot down the highlighting profiles in the cover letter that will help the recruiter consider your resume
  • Do no write your profile from your resume then and again in the cover letter
  • Keep the cover letter short but not too short. The letter should contain at least 2 paragraphs
  • Address the recruiter directly. If you do not know their name, address as Madam or Sir.

A resume that is accompanied by a cover letter has a better chance of reaching the recruiter than when it is not accompanies by one. This page hosts 3 templates that will help you to write a customized cover letter for a particular job that you apply for.

Here are the the most used and most famous cover letter templates. Feel free to use them anywhere you like.

Cover Letter Template 1

Your Present Address
City, State, Zip Code
Date Of Writing
Ms. Jane Blank
Street Address
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Ms. Blank

1st Paragraph : Tell why you are writing; name the position, field, or general career area about which you are asking. Tell how you heard of the opening or organization.

2nd Paragraph : Mention one or two of your qualifications you think would be of greatest interest to the organization, slanting your remarks to their point of view. Tell why you are particularly interested in the employer, location, or type of work. If you have had related experience or specialized training, be sure to point it out. Refer the reader to the enclosed application form, resume or the fact that the XYZ Career Placement Office has or will send full credentials to provide additional information concerning your background and interests.

3rd Paragraph : Close by making a request for an opportunity to visit the employer. Indicate that you will follow up with a phone call about the possibility of a meeting. If, instead of wanting an interview, your request is for further information concerning the opening, it would be polite to enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Make sure your closing is not vague, but makes a specific action from the reader likely. Sincerely,

(Your Handwritten Signature)

Type Your Name

Cover Letter Template 2

The Cover Letter

Your Present Address
City, State, Zip Code
Telephone Number

Name of Recruiter
Title of Recruiter
Name of Organization
Street Address
City, State Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. (Recruiter's last name)

1st Paragraph- Your opening paragraph should pique the interest of the potential employer. Tell why you are writing. Name the position, field or general vocational area about which you are asking. Tell how you learned of the opening or organization and why you are interested in the organization. Refer back to the previous page's suggestions.

2nd Paragraph-This paragraph should create a desire to read further. Provide additional information concerning your education, experience, qualities, and interests as they relate to the position. Describe one or two qualifications you think would be of the greatest interest to the employer, keeping in mind the employer's point of view. If you have related experience or special training, be sure to point it out. Tell the employer specifically what you have to offer the organization and support your claim with proof/examples.

3rd Paragraph- In your closing paragraph ask for action. Refer to the three standard ways to close your cover letter on the previous page. Be sure to emphasize your appreciation for their time.

Sincerely (or Respectfully),

(Your handwritten signature)
Type Your Name here

Enc. (to indicate that you have enclosed a resume and/or other material)

Cover Letter Template 3

Your name
Mailing address
City, state, and zip
Telephone number(s)
Email address
Today's date

Your addressee's name
Professional title
Organization name
Mailing address
City, state and zip

Dear Mr. (or Ms.) last name,

Start your letter with an effictive statement that establishes a connection with your reader, a probing question, or a quotable quote. Briefly say what job you are applying for.

The mid-section of your letter should be one or two short paragraphs that make relevant points about your qualifications. You should not summarize your resume! You may incorporate a column or bullet point format here.

Your last paragraph should initiate action by explaining what you will do next (e.g., call the employer) or instigate the reader to contact you to set up an interview. Close by saying "thank you."

Sincerely yours,
Your handwritten signature
Your name (typed)

Enclosure: resume


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