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Cover Letter Template

It is very well received cover letter format by recruiters and employers.

Actual content and layout will vary. Not all items are required or necessary. Please replace all tags e.g. [Email address] with your own information to create your cover letter.

[Your Name]
[Mailing Address]
[City, state, and zip]
[Country]
[Telephone number(s)]
[Email address]

[Date of writing]

[Recipient name]
[Professional title]
[Organization name]
[Mailing address]
[City, state and zip]

[Dear Mr./ Ms.][Last name],

1st paragraph Explain why you are writing; identify the position and your source of information. Indicate in summary form your strongest qualifications for the position using a series of phrases.

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

2nd paragraph Outline your strongest qualifications in more detail and show how they match the position requirements. As much as possible, provide evidence of your related work, extracurricular, and academic experiences and accomplishments. Refer to your enclosed resume.

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.

3rd paragraph Optional. Convince the employer that you have the personal qualities and motivation to succeed. Relate your interests and qualities to your knowledge of the company.

4th paragraph Request an interview and indicate how and when you can be contacted. Suggest that you will call at a specific time to discuss interview possibilities. Thank the reader for his/her consideration.

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(s): [resume/cv curriculum vitae]


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Remember that your cover letter must be targeted and scannable.

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Good luck with our cover letter template!

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