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Cover Letter Samples


Individual's Name
Name of Organization
Street Address
City, State Zip Code

Dear Mr/Ms ________________________________:

First Paragraph: State the reason for writing. Name the specific position or type of work for which you are applying. Mention how you learned of the opening.

Second Paragraph: Explain why you are interested in working for this employer and specify how you are PERFECT for this position. Do not only repeat the information on your resume. Include something special or unique about yourself that would "benefit" the employer. Remember, the reader will consider this an example of your writing skills.

Third Paragraph: Indicate your desire to meet with the employer. You may want to suggest alternate dates and times, or simply advise them of your flexibility to the time and place. Include day and evening contact information. Include a statement or question that will encourage the reader to respond. Be sure to communicate your plan to follow up. You might state that you will be in the area on a certain date and would like to set up a meeting, or you will call on a certain date to set up a meeting. Never leave it up to the employer to get in touch with you. Finally, thank the employer for their time.


Your Signature in blue or black inkYour typed name
Street Address
City, State Zip Code
Phone Number with Area Code

Invited Cover Letter Sample

June 26, 199-
Mr. Phillip Morework
Production Manager
XYZ Corporation
21 Industry Lane
Anytown, MN 55555

Dear Mr. Morework:

With a hi-tech background in Fortune 100 companies, I am well qualified to represent your company as a production assistant. I am accustomed to a fast-paced environment where deadlines are a priority, and handling multiple jobs simultaneously is the norm.

I have been responsible for up to 35 personnel, often making decisions quickly and effectively. Constant negotiations with all levels of management and employees have strengthened my interpersonal skills. I am looking forward to discussing my qualifications with you.

Please consider my qualifications for the advertised position of Production Assistant. I will call you in a week to talk further and discuss opportunities to meet personally at your convenience. I can be reached during the day at (555)555-5555 or in the evenings at (555)555-2222. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.


Johnny Network
113 TV Street
Anytown, MN 55555

Cold Contact Cover Letter Sample

May 20, 199-

Ms. Francisca Favor
Department Manager
EFTG Industries, Inc.
Anytown, MN 55555

To Ms. Favor:

Perhaps you are seeking an addition to your marketing team. A new person can provide innovative approaches to the challenges of marketing. I am an innovator of new ideas, an excellent communicator with buyers, and have a demonstrated history of marketing success.

Presently, I am marketing computer products for a major supplier using television, radio, and news advertising. I have a reputation for putting forth the effort required to make a project succeed. EFTG Industries has a reputation for excellence. I would like to use my talents to market your quality line of technical products.

I will call you on May 28, 199- to discuss further my talents and how I can benefit your company. If you prefer, you may reach me in the evenings at the following number (555)555-5555.

Thank you, and I look forward to meeting you.


Karin Kareer
55 Main Street
Anytown, MN 55555
(555) 555-5555

Referral Cover Letter Sample

July 31, 199-

Ms. Rhonda Leland
Corporate Manager
Doit Corporation
42 Industry Circle
Somewhere, MN 55555

Dear Ms. Leland:

I am a qualified Administrative Assistant with 4 years experience serving executive management for a large manufacturing company. My qualifications include extensive PC knowledge, customer service skills, itinerary planning, and report writing.

Recently I was discussing these qualifications with Mary Smith, Vice President of Marketing. Mary believes that I am uniquely qualified for a position in your office. Although my resume is actively on file with Human Resources, Mary suggested that I contact you directly for consideration.

I will be in the area on August 20, 199- and would like to meet with you to discuss my qualifications in greater detail. You can expect to hear from me next week to arrange a time.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Susan Jones
6558 Brady Avenue
Anytown, MN 55555

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