Sample Cover Letter
Use the following sample cover letter template as a tool when writing a cover letter to get your foot in the door for an interview.
City, state, and post code
Your addressee’s name
City, state and post code
Dear Mr (or Ms) last name,
Start your cover letter with a 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 cover letter should be one or two short paragraphs that make relevant points about your qualifications. You should not summarise your resume! You may incorporate a column or bullet point format here. Choose some qualifications that really target the position you are going after. Do not go overboard and save some information for the interview.
Your last paragraph should initiate action by explaining what you will do next (eg, call the employer) or instigate the reader to contact you to set up an interview. Close your cover letter by saying “thank you.”
Your handwritten signature
Your name (typed)
For more information on writing a cover letter, go to How to Write a Cover Letter.