Cover Letter For a Job

A cover letter is sent with your resume and provides additional information on your qualifications.

If the letter is being sent as a hard copy, then it should be in the proper business format, otherwise, if the letter is being emailed, it should have an appropriate subject line and proper grammar.

How to Write
  1. State what position you're applying for and how you heard about the position.
  2. Give a brief summary of your qualifications.
  3. Body
  4. Give a few specific examples of how you meet the qualifications listed in the job requirements. Use 2-3 paragraphs, focusing on one qualification per paragraph.
  5. Closing
  6. Briefly restate your qualifications.
  7. State that you'd like the opportunity to have interview.
  8. Thank the reader of the letter for their time.


Sample Letter

Cover Letter For a Job
Dear [Mr/Ms./Mrs. Last Name]:

I am writing in response to your ad for a Widget Specialist in the Daily Newspaper. As a trained widget professional, I have many years of experience working in the field of widget development. Please find my resume enclosed, which includes a detailed history of my work in the widget industry.

I feel that my experience with widget development and design could be an asset to Widget World. In the past, I have worked with several diverse teams to design new and helpful widgets for today's discerning widget user. Some of my previous projects include:

  • A long-term study of widgets intended to improve modern widget design.
  • Expanding widget designs to include features that integrate with modern technology.
  • Developing convenient widget-based tools to make work easier and more effective.

    Previous jobs have given me the ability to work with many types of people and to complete tasks within a given deadline. I feel that these skills, along with my experience with widgets, would be an asset to the Widget Specialist position. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to speaking with you regarding this position.



    [Your Name]

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