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I.     Introduction

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27 Professional Cover Letter Templates » Download Now! (>‿◠)✌ And Simply Follow My Recipe

II. What Is a Cover Letter?

Cover letters should be short and to the point. However, they should also cover everything you deem pertinent. Typically, cover letters are one-page letters that showcase your education, achievements, and capabilities. Basically, they explain why you’re the perfect person for the job.
 
However, if you think just listing what you’ve done so far will get you anywhere — think again. A cover letter isn’t a differently formatted resume. It should explain why you’re so driven to join the company and why you’d be a valuable asset to them.
 
All of that in one page? Yes, indeed. But don’t worry. Today, we’re going over everything you need to know about writing a stellar cover letter:
 
  • What should you include in a cover letter?
  • What are the essential elements of every cover letter?
  • Is there anything you should NOT include?
  • Are there any eye-catching opening lines?
  • What are the best cover letter writing tips?

Pro Tip:

53% of hiring managers expect a cover letter even when it’s not a requirement.
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Cover letters are where you show your:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Drive
  • Value as an employee

III. Why Bother With a Cover Letter

Here’s the thing — your resume limits you quite a bit. There’s a specific language you have to adhere to, keywords you need to mention, and there’s not much space on it, is there? With a cover letter, you can tell your own story in any way you want to.
 
That way, you’ll really make sure to leave an impression on the person who’s reading it. Your resume might say you’ve held a managerial position for three years, but does it say how that position taught you to work with minimal resources and achieve maximum results? No, but your cover letter can.
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Hiring managers love a good cover letter because it tells them who you are, what you want, and what you bring to the table. That’s why they must be concise and to the point. No one likes an incessant talker.

➤ What Are Hiring Managers Looking For?

Although all hiring managers have their own little systems of going over resumes and cover letters, they all agree on one thing:
 
  • Form is vital
  • Function is essential

 
Now, that might sound like gibberish, but if your cover letter is misaligned or not formatted correctly, that says a lot about you. For example, it implies that you don’t pay attention to the details. Thus, the form is vital.
 
Furthermore, if your cover letter only repeats the information from your resume, the hiring managers might think you can’t follow instructions. If the task was to write a cover letter, why did you rewrite your resume? So, the function is essential.

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The entire point of the cover letter is to say why you’re the perfect candidate. Your whole letter should be written so that it drives the person to keep reading it — start to finish.

IV. The Elements of the Perfect Cover Letter

Generally speaking, every cover letter should have six parts:

 

  1. Your contact information
  2. An appropriate and professional greeting
  3. Introduction that will catch the hiring manager’s eye
  4. Body of the cover letter that holds the essential information
  5. A conclusion that highlights why you’re the perfect candidate for the job
  6. A suitable sign-off

➤ The Greeting

This part is pretty self-explanatory, but you should stick to professional greetings. Don’t open with a casual “Hello” or an improper “Hi.” Instead, start the letter by directly addressing the hiring manager. Ideally, you should know their name. So the greeting will look something like, “Dear Jane Doe.”

➤ The Introduction

Immediately after the greeting, dive into an introductory paragraph. It should be reasonably easy to write as you’re supposed to talk about yourself. However, try to highlight why you’d be a valuable asset.
 
The intro is all about the WHY. Why are you writing to the company? Why are you applying?
 
This is the space for you to introduce yourself, but don’t go overboard. You only have one page at your disposal, so don’t waste it by saying how you’ve always wanted to be whatever it is you’re applying for.
 
Instead, state your interest and explain why the position appeals to you (probably because you have some relevant skills and expertise, right?). Try to emphasize WHY you’d be a great fit.
 
When writing an opening line for a cover letter, you have to think big. An eye-catching opener is something that impresses the hiring managers.
 
Aside from being impactful, your opening paragraph should clearly say to the person who’s reading it that you wrote it just for them. So, stay away from typical, boring opening lines but mention both the company and the position.

Bad opening lines:

✔️ I’m applying for the position of (position).
 
✔️ I’d like to work in your company.
 
✔️ I’d like to be considered for the role of (position).

Good opening lines:

✔️ I was thrilled to see the opening for The Position with Company Name because I think I’m just what you’re looking for.
 
✔️ As someone who has utilized my leadership and communications skills to climb the corporate ladder, I can contribute a lot to Company Name at The Position.

Good (creative) opening paragraphs to consider:

✔️ Speaking multiple languages does not a translator make. Passion does. While other kids played doctor or house, I used to talk gibberish to my dog and pretend to be a translator. Clearly, my love for languages hasn’t diminished over time, and today, I’m proud to say I can fluently simultaneously translate three languages. Now I just have to monetize that passion, which is why I’m writing to you at Company Name!
 
✔️ My obsession with technology started when I took apart my grandpa’s perfectly good alarm clock to see how it works. One angry grandpa and an engineering degree taught me how to mend things instead of breaking them, which is why I’m the perfect fit for The Position at Company Name.

➤ The Body

Ideally, the body should have between two and four short paragraphs. Here, you move on from the WHY and explain the WHAT. What do you have to offer to the company? What makes you a great candidate?
 
Talk about your achievements but don’t forget to say how that could benefit the company.
 
Think of the body as your elevator pitch. You have to mention everything relevant and explain why it’s relevant. To make a cliche pop reference — hit them with your best shot!
 
There’s no room for small statements here. Highlight your most significant achievements. Also, if you can, back up your claims with data.
 
For example, say that you’re applying for a telemarketing position. You should definitely show that you have prior experience. But instead of saying you’ve spent two years in a similar position, tell the hiring manager how you put in 60–70 cold calls per day and had a success rate of XY percent.
 
Ideally, you should also mention how that prior experience would help you when you start working for the company you’re applying for. You have to showcase that hiring you would be beneficial for the company and explain HOW and WHY.
 
If you have any significant gaps in your resume or are looking for a career change, your cover letter’s body paragraphs are an ideal place to explain it to the hiring manager.

➤ The Conclusion

The last paragraph of the body should be a call to action. Remember, this is the essential part of your cover letter. You need to end with a strong statement that the hiring manager will remember even after putting your cover letter down.
 
After that, invite them to call you for an interview to discuss the details of your experience. Show enthusiasm and resolve — nobody likes a weak ending.

Tip Of The Day:

Instead of ending your cover letter with a weak “I hope to hear from you,” pick a more emphatic statement and act as if you KNOW you deserve a job interview invite:
 
  • I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
  • I’m looking forward to the opportunity to speak with you more about how I can contribute to Company Name.
  • I’d love to schedule a meeting to discuss my previous experience and this role.

➤ The Sign-Off

Similarly to the greeting, you should stay away from casual and unprofessional sign-offs. It goes without saying that “Catch you later” isn’t appropriate (for anything, let alone a cover letter). Instead, end your letter with:
 
  • Sincerely
  • Kind regards
  • Best regards
  • Respectfully

Don’t forget the six essential elements of the cover letter:

✔️ Contact information
✔️ Greeting
✔️ Introduction
✔️ Body
✔️ Conclusion
✔️ Sign-off

V. Best Tips for Writing Cover Letters

Look, writing a cover letter that will surely land you a job interview isn’t hard. First of all, the best advice I have for you is to follow a template. I’ve prepared 27 different ones for you (scroll down to see them all).
 
However, you can’t just download a template and call it a day. Sure, each template has six essential parts. But you still have to adapt the template to your needs, skills, experience, etc. Here are my best tips on how to do that.

➤ To Each Their Own

 
If you’re applying for several different jobs in different companies, you can’t just write one cover letter and change the relevant info. Well, you can, but I don’t recommend it.
 
The cover letter is your opportunity to show HOW interested you are in the company. You need to show them you want to be a part of their team and convince them to hire you.
 
You can’t do that with a copy/paste cover letter that’s clearly been written to fit multiple roles and positions.
 
So, for each job application, write a separate cover letter.

➤ Don’t Repeat Yourself

 
Don’t use your cover letter as an excuse to rewrite your resume. Instead, go beyond the resume. Include details that the resume form didn’t allow you to touch on. Instead of saying you were an assistant manager (which is clearly stated in your resume), tell them how you used your analytical and communication skills to bring back some former clients and how that affected the revenue and the company’s bottom line.

➤ Formal Isn’t the Norm

 
“To whom it may concern” isn’t a line any hiring manager wants to see. I know that many people tend to lean toward formal language in their cover letters, but I’m here to tell you that it’s not necessary.
 
Sure, you can’t be too casual. But just write the way you’d talk with the hiring manager in person. Formal cover letters are dull and dry. Not to mention, they don’t make a great first impression.

➤ Don’t Forget About Keywords

 
As you know, before any hiring manager (or a human for that matter) touches your cover letter, it will go through an applicant tracking system. This algorithm tracks keywords that are associated with a specific position. So, make sure that it has something to find in your cover letter.

➤ What Can YOU Do for THEM?

 
Instead of writing about how great of a fit the company is for you, and write about why you’re an excellent fit for them. Can you solve a problem they have? What do you bring to the table? Which skills, expertise, and insights can you offer them?

➤ Skills, Skills, Skills…

 
Speaking of skills, try to mention those that are relevant to the position you’re applying for. If you have some skills that helped you excel in the past, mention those as well, but make sure also to explain why you think those particular skills are a game-changer.

…Not Weaknesses

 
If you don’t have any experience, don’t apologize for it. In fact, don’t draw any attention to weaknesses of any kind.

➤ Experience Trumps Education

 
If you don’t have any experience, then you’ll have to talk about your education. However, you can’t just say which degree you have. You’ll still have to talk about relevant experiences that you had during your college or university years and why they shaped you into the perfect candidate.
 
However, if you have experience, then talk about that. Unless education is highly relevant for the job position, the experience will always trump it.

➤ Data Catches the Eye

 
A great cover letter writing trick is to include numbers wherever you can. They naturally draw the eye and attract attention. So, back up your achievements with some data. That way, you’ll be more memorable.
 
Remember, hiring managers go through dozens of cover letters, and you want yours to be the one that stands out.

➤ Always Brag

 
Many people have an issue with listing their achievements and attributes because they don’t want to come off as bigheaded. Listen, if there ever was a time to brag about yourself, it’s when you’re writing a cover letter. I understand that you think a humble brag might be your better option, but don’t make it too modest. It’s better to sound confident in yourself.

➤ Remember the KISS

 
KISS — keep it short and sweet — is a popular acronym in the writing world. The space you have at your disposal is relatively small, so don’t go on and on about stuff that doesn’t matter. Also, don’t over-explain.
 
List your achievements, explain why they matter, and let them speak for themselves.

➤ Check Your Info

 
The worst mistake you can make when writing a cover letter is to exclude or mistype your contact information. Always check if the contact info is written correctly, so you don’t end up waiting for an email that went to the wrong address.
 
Also, please don’t use unprofessional email addresses. That BigDaddy address you made for kicks and giggles back in college isn’t the one you want on your cover letter or resume.

➤ Proofread

 
Proofread your entire cover letter at least twice and then give it to someone else so they can proofread it as well. A second pair of eyes never hurts. Also, while you’re at it, ask that person to do a “gut check.” Would they call you for an interview based on your cover letter? What do they think about it? Use their insight to tweak your cover letter and make it perfect.

➤ Format

 
There are plenty of templates for cover letters with straightforward and clean formats. There’s really no need to go for an elaborate fancy font and crazy formatting. It will make the letter look overdone, and that will have the opposite of the desired effect.

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Your cover letter shouldn’t be longer than one page. Use a standard, easy to read font and format the margins.

VI. What NOT to Include

Well, now that you know what a good cover letter should include, let’s talk about the no-nos. Some things have no place in cover letters:
 
  • Personal information — talking about religion, sexuality, family, and politics is a huge mistake. Not only is it unprofessional, but it could also hinder your chances of getting a job interview.
  • Questions — save any questions you may have for the actual interview. What’s more, don’t ask questions about the company that you can easily answer with a quick Google search.
  • Salary, benefits, and perks expectations — don’t mention what your current or previous salary was
  • Things from your resume (apart from the contact info)

➤ Mistakes To Avoid

Because you only have one shot at making a good first impression (and your cover letter is precisely that), you need to do your best to avoid common mistakes. Of course, making sure there are no typos and that the entire letter is grammatically correct is a given.
 
But, other than that, mistakes you should avoid are:
 

  • Explaining why you don’t have a specific skill that’s one for the job requirements (keep things positive).
  • Going overboard — no one will read a 3-page cover letter.
  • Focusing too much on your needs and expectations. Make it about the company and explain why they need you.
  • Making the letter too generic. You don’t want just any job (even if you do); you want that particular job.
  • Not following directions — if the job ad had specific requests or questions, make sure you answer them.

(Not So) Fun Fact:

61% of hiring managers will dismiss a cover letter or a resume if they see a typo (yes, ONE typo).

VII. How Cover Letter Templates Can Help You

Cover letter templates and, for that matter, cover letter examples all over the internet CAN help you. They offer a guiding hand because they have the necessary, professional structure that you should follow.
 
It’s perfectly fine to use the template shortcut. However, you have to tailor each template to fit your skills and accomplishments and the job requirements.
 
Always write the letter in your own words. Don’t stick to the templates just because you think they sound more professional. Instead, use them as an example to convey why you’re the perfect candidate for the job.
 
Finally, make sure you save your cover letter as a PDF file and name the file “YourNameYourSurname.” Don’t save it as a “cover letter” because the hiring manager probably has several of those on their computer already (if not hundreds).

Tip Of The Day:

You SHOULD use a template to help you with the format and the overall tone. But, make sure the letter embodies your voice, experience, skills, and accomplishments.

27 Best Cover Letter Examples and Templates to Download

» Short Cover Letter

Short cover letters are ideal for people with little or no experience and those with a lot of experience. If you opt for a brief cover letter, make sure you:

  • Highlight your awards, achievements, and praise (if you have experience).
  • Highlight academic and other achievements and goals you have should you get the job (if you don’t have any experience).

⇊ Download the Template ⇊

 

Date of submission
[Date]
 
Your name and contact details
[Full name]
[Street address]
[City, state, zip code]
[Telephone number]
[Personal email]
 
Employer’s contact details
[Full name of the addressee]
[Title of the addressee]
[Name of the company, organization, or institution]
[Street address]
[City, state, zip code]
Click to download short cover letter template

 

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I was thrilled to see the opening for the Office Manager position with Company Name because I think I’m just what you’re looking for. During my five years in the business, I’ve achieved some great wins. By using my communication, managerial, and analytical skills, I’ve found and negotiated new supply routes and cut the office supply costs by more than 45%.

While I was the Office Manager at Previous Company, I have created and implemented various cost-saving processes:

  • Changed the office supply contractors and saved $5,000 every quarter.
  • Outsourced the payroll and cut the monthly working hours of the HR department by 20%.
  • Implemented a new client complaint database with accessible and straightforward shortcuts and decreased the average client‒employee communication time by 25%.

Joining your team would be an incredible opportunity for me as your rapidly growing team and company culture would complement my professional values.

I’m looking forward to talking with you about the cost-saving processes and improvements I implemented at my previous company.

Sincerely,

[Full name]

P.S. I’d also love the opportunity to tell you how I reduced the customer line waiting time by 63%.

» General Cover Letter

A general cover letter is a good option for those who have extensive experience. It’s supposed to entice the reader to review your resume more closely instead of just giving it a typical quick scan.

⇊ Download the Template ⇊

 

Date of submission
[Date]
 
Your name and contact details
[Full name]
[Street address]
[City, state, zip code]
[Telephone number]
[Personal email]
 
Employer’s contact details
[Full name of the addressee]
[Title of the addressee]
[Name of the company, organization, or institution]
[Street address]
[City, state, zip code]
 
Click to download general cover letter template

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

Your ad for The Position with Company Name seems as if it’s been written for me. You’ll see in my resume that I’ve previously held similar positions. However, my resume won’t tell you just how familiar I am with the inner workings of the position. I have the necessary mindset that led to me successfully completing five different high-profile projects, which increased the Previous Company’s overall revenue by 15%.

I’m sure I can use my significant expertise to bring similar results to Company Name. What’s more, given the resources Company Name has to offer, I’m confident I could achieve even more. In my previous position, I’ve implemented my leadership, managerial, and delegation skills to optimize the inner workings of my team of 17 people. This led to:

  • 20% cut in working hours, given that teamwork allowed people to do more in less time.
  • 10% increase in effectiveness, as projects had more people working on them simultaneously.
  • 7.5% cut in overall delays.

I’ve always been a great fan of Company Name and followed its development, which is how I know that your current growth plans demand hard-working, pragmatic executives capable of multitasking. That’s exactly what I have to offer. 

I look forward to scheduling a meeting with you to discuss how my organizational skills can boost Company Name’s revenue and customer satisfaction.

Best regards,

[Full name]

» Email Cover Letter

An email cover letter differs from the standard one a bit. It’s an ideal way to apply for a company that isn’t necessarily looking for new employees, for example. It’s your chance to introduce yourself and explain how you found the job ad (or opportunity) and why you’re applying in the first place.

⇊ Download the Template ⇊

 

Date of submission
[Date]
 
Employer’s contact details
[Full name of the addressee]
[Title of the addressee]
[Name of the company, organization, or institution]
[Street address]
[City, state, zip code]
 
Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],
 
I was pleased to see your listing for the Job Position at Company Name because I feel that, as a data analyst and email marketing expert with over two years of experience and numerous successful projects under my belt at a Fortune 500 company, I can help your marketing team grow and increase the traffic by at least 20%.
Click to download email cover letter template

 

I’m currently employed at Current Company, where, for the last two years, I’ve been honing and perfecting my online marketing skills. One of my biggest achievements was a marketing campaign I led that has increased monthly traffic by 20% and monthly average sales by $7,000 to $12,000. I’ve successfully trained four online marketing juniors, which further solidified my knowledge, skills, and expertise.

I’m confident that I can adapt and use all my knowledge to make your marketing team thrive even more.

Please find my resume and cover letter attached to this email. I’ll be eagerly waiting to hear from you, as I’m looking forward to further discussing the content planning and SEO tactics I’ve implemented at the Previous Company that led to an increase in monthly traffic.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Your name and contact details
[Full name]
[Street address]
[City, state, zip code]
[Telephone number]
[Personal email]

» Professional Cover Letter

A professional cover letter shows that you’ve been in the business for a while, and you’re familiar with the company’s specifics and inner workings. It also showcases that you are interested in that one job in particular and that you’re invested in getting it. A professional cover letter should tick all the boxes for a hiring manager in terms of necessary skills and experience.

⇊ Download the Template ⇊

 

Date of submission
[Date]
 
Your name and contact details
[Full name]
[Street address]
[City, state, zip code]
[Telephone number]
[Personal email]
 
Employer’s contact details
[Full name of the addressee]
[Title of the addressee]
[Name of the company, organization, or institution]
[Street address]
[City, state, zip code]
 
Click to download the professional cover letter template

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I believe that my detail-oriented demeanor and a penchant for finances, as well as more than nine years in the business, make me more than qualified for the position of Accounting Manager at The Company. I’m a dedicated worker and an out-of-the-box thinker who has a keen eye for innovative solutions that lead to reducing costs and increasing revenue. As such, I think that I could immensely contribute to your Accounting team.

For the past three years, I’ve held the Accounting Manager position at the Previous Company, where I:

  • Monitored fiscal compliance across all departments
  • Managed department rebuttals to non-compliance reports
  • Was a lead accountant for expense audits
  • Executed internal contract audits

My in-depth knowledge of various enterprise-level systems (such as Microsoft Dynamics, Quickbooks, and NetSuite ERP) allowed me to not only easily navigate managerial tasks but also pinpoint oversights and pioneer a new system of internal communications. This particular system cut the spending waste by 30%.

I look forward to scheduling a meeting where we can discuss the Accounting Manager position at The Company. I’m eager to tell you about my budgeting and forecasting solutions for The Company.

Sincerely,

[Full name]

» Creative Cover Letter

Sometimes, if you want to stand out, you have to be creative. Of course, not all job positions allow for creative cover letters. However, those looking for individuals who can think outside of the box and aren’t that prone to hiring cookie-cutter employees will appreciate some creativity.

⇊ Download the Template ⇊

 

Date of submission
[Date]
 
Your name and contact details
[Full name]
[Street address]
[City, state, zip code]
[Telephone number]
[Personal email]
 
Employer’s contact details
[Full name of the addressee]
[Title of the addressee]
[Name of the company, organization, or institution]
[Street address]
[City, state, zip code]
Click to download the creative cover letter template

 

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

When I was growing up, all I wanted to be was a street performer. In my kid’s mind, they had the best job ever! Thankfully, I managed to acquire some more aspirational career goals over the years. However, I still love being the center of attention, which is what makes me the perfect candidate for a Community Manager.

I love talking with people, and you can rest assured that The Company’s brand and voice will thrive in my hands. During my three years in my previous Community Manager position, I’ve successfully planned, organized, and executed a social media campaign that led to an 18% increase in engagement.

Now, I don’t have to tell you how engagement influences sales, but I can tell you that I already have ideas on how to build upon the rapport with the community that your Marketing team already built and raise awareness of The Company’s brand.

In my experience, the willingness to listen to people and solve their problems quickly and efficiently is the number one way to turn clients into loyal followers. My exemplary problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to multitask and cooperate with the Sales, Marketing, and PR departments, will be beneficial to The Company’s brand value.

I would love to discuss this position as well as my ideas with you further. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Kind regards,
[Full name]

» Cover Letter for High School Graduates

High school students don’t have much (or any) work experience, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have anything to put in their cover letters.

⇊ Download the Template ⇊

 

Date of submission
[Date]
 
Your name and contact details
[Full name]
[Street address]
[City, state, zip code]
[Telephone number]
[Personal email]
 
Employer’s contact details
[Full name of the addressee]
[Title of the addressee]
[Name of the company, organization, or institution]
[Street address]
[City, state, zip code]
Click to download the cover letter template for High School graduates

 

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I am a senior set to graduate from High School Name this year. Your posting for The Position piqued my interest as my academic and career goals perfectly align with the internship’s objectives. I’ve always been an exemplary student, which is why I have the necessary skills for the job.

I’ve taken courses related to business and entrepreneurship, and I’ve been the vice-president of my school’s Model UN. This taught me how to organize, run, and delegate tasks and manage a team of 15 people. Aside from that, I’ve also spent two years volunteering at a local homeless shelter as well as a children’s hospital.

During my extracurricular and volunteer work, I’ve:

  • Greeted and helped patients and visitors at the hospital information desk
  • Planned and organized school charity events and established a now traditional charity food drive
  • Helped organize Model UN conferences and coordinated with other Model UN participants nation-wide

The Company is my top choice when it comes to furthering my education and career, as well as the perfect place for me to get some hands-on experience. My knowledge and skills in leadership, business, as well as my unmatched enthusiasm for learning, will surely make a great addition to your team.

I don’t shy away from hard work and am looking forward to hearing from you. Please find my resume attached for your consideration.

Sincerely,
[Full name]

» Cover Letter for College Graduates

No one expects you to have two years of experience straight out of college (although, when you first start applying for jobs, it can seem like that). However, that doesn’t mean you should just talk about your college career in your cover letter. Include all relevant extracurriculars and volunteer work you’ve done.

⇊ Download the Template ⇊

 

Date of submission
[Date]
 
Your name and contact details
[Full name]
[Street address]
[City, state, zip code]
[Telephone number]
[Personal email]
 
Employer’s contact details
[Full name of the addressee]
[Title of the addressee]
[Name of the company, organization, or institution]
[Street address]
[City, state, zip code]
Click to download the cover letter template for college graduates

 

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

My career counselor told me to get any job as soon as I graduate and figure out the rest later. With all due respect to him, I want my first career step to allow for professional development, inter-departmental rotations, and stellar mentorship, which is why I’m interested in the Junior IT specialist position at the Company Name.

I’m a recent MIS graduate from The University looking for the perfect place to implement my skills. I think The Company Name is the ideal place for that.

As a child, I adored technology and was eager to get my hands on anything tech-related, which is how I ended up as an MIS major. During my studies, I focused on broadening my knowledge and took courses in psychology, intersection tech, and humanity, which led to a well-rounded education.

As a university senior, I interned at the Previous Company, where I configured software and implemented the hardware in an effort to learn what both sides of the coin have to offer. During my senior year, I caught a glimpse of IoT and found myself captivated. Given that Company Name is a leader when it comes to IoT, The Position is the perfect place for me to combine my knowledge and passion.

I look forward to potentially becoming a productive member of your IT department and learning from one of the industry leaders. I’d love to discuss my short- and long-term career goals with you in person. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
[Full name]

» Entry-Level Position Cover Letter

When you’re applying for an entry-level position, make sure you highlight your desire to work with that specific company. Also, make a point of saying how the company would benefit from your current skill set that’s bound to grow.

⇊ Download the Template ⇊

 

Date of submission
[Date]
 
Your name and contact details
[Full name]
[Street address]
[City, state, zip code]
[Telephone number]
[Personal email]
 
Employer’s contact details
[Full name of the addressee]
[Title of the addressee]
[Name of the company, organization, or institution]
[Street address]
[City, state, zip code]
Click to download an entry-level position cover letter template

 

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I’ve been a long-time admirer of The Company Name and the unique way you shape the market and pave the way for other companies to do the same. That’s precisely why I’m thrilled to apply for the position of an entry-level IT technician and potentially become a part of your successful team. As a recent graduate from University Name, I’m eager to put my knowledge of backend coding and Linux systems to work.

During my last two years of university, I’ve worked as a technician in the Technical Services department, where I led and assisted in troubleshooting various technical issues the staff and students had. I’ve also:

  • Installed various equipment with a 15% faster than average start-to-finish install time
  • Implemented new department practices regarding ticket submission and response, which led to a 12% improvement in the ticket response time

I know the Company Name is looking to expand its cloud computing services. This is not only my area of expertise but also a great passion of mine. I believe that the knowledge I acquired while writing my thesis on cloud computing will be beneficial when it comes to organizing and implementing new cloud computing services at Company Name.

Please find my resume, which explains my academic and work experience in detail, attached. As any good IT technician, I am available at any time for all inquiries. I’m looking forward to hearing from you and discussing everything in detail.

Sincerely,
[Full name]

» Cover Letter for an Internship

Getting an internship is no easier than getting a job. That’s why your internship cover letter should be excellent. Focus on what makes you a great candidate without mentioning that you have little or no experience (they know that already).

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Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I am quite interested in your scientific research summer internship position advertised in the Career Services Office of the University Name. During my studies, I’ve gained considerable research skills and compelling conservation experience, which makes me an ideal candidate for your internship.

My formal experience includes both lab and fieldwork related to biology, chemistry, and geology. Because environmental field research is my primary field of study, I am currently a part of several ongoing research projects related to water quality in the still waters around University Name. Given that water quality research and assessment are a significant part of the internship role, I am confident that my prior experience will benefit your overall project.

As mentioned, I also have conservation experience, as I was a conservation assistant at the National Park Name last summer. While working there, I successfully maintained both the trail and the building, served as a research assistant, collected and analyzed soil samples, and inputted various data. For my work, I’ve been commended by the National Park Name’s director.

I firmly believe that I could be a valuable asset to your internship program, as my research skills would expedite it.

If you find that my qualifications match your requirements, I’d be happy to discuss my research and organizational skills with you in person. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your consideration,

Sincerely,
[Full name]

» Cover Letter for an Internal Position

The great thing about applying for an internal position is that everyone already knows what type of employee you are. However, they might need a bit of a reminder about your accomplishments. Include all the wins you managed to score in your current position and say why you think you’re the perfect choice for the new one.

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Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I would like to formally apply for the Assistant Sales Manager position in Company Name’s Sales Department. Since this is a newly created role that’s a natural extension of my current position, I was thrilled to hear about it, as I am confident that my existing leadership skills and extensive experience are a perfect fit for it.

I’ve been a part of the Our Company’s team for three years now, and during that time, I’ve gained experience in management, strategizing, and leadership. Thanks to those particular skills, as well as my detail-oriented demeanor, I’ve managed to increase my team’s efficiency by 10%. As a result, my current team has exceeded the quarterly sales target by more than 15% for three quarters in a row.

For the past three years, I’ve developed and perfected my communication, management, and problem-solving skills, which will help me contribute to the Sales department at the Assistant Sales Manager position.

I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss the details of the position and my other accomplishments and skills with you in person. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. I look forward to talking with you further.

Sincerely,
[Full name]

» Management Position Cover Letter

Management is all about multitasking, delegation, and leadership. Managers have to be friendly but stern, so make sure your letter conveys that.

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Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I am excited about the opportunity to apply for the General Manager position at Company Name. By becoming a member of your team, I’ll apply my effective communication, leadership, and delegation skills as well as considerable charisma and star quality to add value to your company.

I have always been a people person. I enjoy talking to them, learning from them, and, of course, leading them. This is something I’ve excelled at in the past, given that all the teams I’ve led showed a consistent improvement rate when it comes to generating revenue of at least 5–10%. I firmly believe that my skills and expertise, as well as my undeterred commitment to the goal, make me the perfect candidate for the Company Name.

During my tenure as a General Manager at the Previous Company, I’ve coordinated departments and personnel, met and negotiated with investors, and organized my team’s workload. Regular, frequent meetings with the financial managers gave me a thorough insight into financial operations and substantial knowledge that was the basis for my many growth and revenue increase solutions. These solutions led to a 13% increase in yearly profits.

A significant part of my role as the General Manager were the frequent presentations I had to give to venture capitalists and other potential investors. Thanks to my extensive knowledge and well-prepared presentations, I had a 75% success rate. Besides that, I’ve also been responsible for aiding the HR department when it comes to vetting, interviewing, and mentoring new employees, which is why I’m confident when I say that I’m a master of multitasking.

I’d like to thank you for this opportunity and your consideration. If you’re so inclined, don’t hesitate to contact me so we can schedule an in-person meeting.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
[Full name]

» Middle Management Position Cover Letter

Working closely with other departments and successfully leading your own — that’s what middle management is all about. Soft skills like communication and willingness to work in a team are just as necessary as hard skills, so make sure to mention that.

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Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

As someone with over seven years of experience in digital marketing, and a strong talent for building trusted, strong client‒brand relationships, I’m confident that I’m the right person for the Account Manager position at the Company Name.

During my time at the Previous Company, I’ve held over a dozen accounts in various industries. Among other things, my duties included:

  • Strategic coordination of DTC digital marketing campaigns
  • Assisting the business development team with RFPs

My efforts yielded significant results. All my digital campaigns had at least a 10% conversion rate, and two of them had a 20% conversion rate. Furthermore, my involvement with the business development team required me to create, organize, and pitch the presentation strategy, which had a 40% win rate. This directly affected the Previous Company’s revenue, as it brought in over $10 million in new accounts.

My quick thinking and problem-solving skills would allow me to achieve similar results for the Company Name. I’m confident that my previous experience, as well as an eagerness to always continue learning, would make me a valuable asset to your team.

If you’d like to discuss my ideas, I’d love an opportunity to quickly present them to you in person. Given that I have a proven track record and have held numerous successful accounts, I believe that I will exceed your expectations for this particular role.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
[Full name]

» Senior Executive Position Cover Letter

The bottom line isn’t the only thing that matters, but it’s a crucial determinant on whether you’re a successful senior executive or not. Data-driven cover letters are your best bet when it comes to applying for such a position.

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Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

It is a real pleasure to be applying for the position of Senior Account Executive at Company Name. Given that I am well-versed in determining and meeting client’s needs and organizing the workforce necessary for campaign execution, I am confident that I can fulfill all tasks of a Senior Account Executive in such a way that exceeds your expectations.

At my previous Account Executive position at Previous Company, I’ve met clients, assessed their needs, planned and created campaigns, and developed ideas and plans to present to them. Due to my exemplary cost-saving skills and the fact that I prioritize client satisfaction, I’ve had a client success rate of 68%.

My previous role also demanded that I coordinate and work together with the creative team and the accounting team on adverts and campaigns, and invoices, respectfully. I’ve acquired stellar multitasking skills that I’ll gladly put to good use at the Company Name during that time.

My skill set is by no means small, and I have obtained two different bachelor’s degrees, in marketing and business, which is what makes me not only qualified but also the perfect fit for your company. As someone who has always thrived on being as knowledgeable as possible, I am confident that I’ll be a valuable addition to your team, which I’ll lead with great care and passion.

I look forward to hearing more about this position as well as discussing the potential avenues of improvement in person. I believe my unique skills will help me acquire more client accounts for the Company Name and increase the overall customer satisfaction rate.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,
[Full name]

» Academic Cover Letter

As someone who operates in the world of academia, you already know that it’s a brutal environment. Publish or perish, they say. And they are right, so make sure to include not only accomplishments and research objectives but also your research papers and any other work you might have done throughout your academic career.

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Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I was happy to see the Assistant Professor of Sociology ad on the University Name’s website because I am confident that I am the ideal candidate for that role. I am currently in the process of obtaining my doctoral degree at University Name under the mentorship of Dr. Jane Doe. I am due to complete all Ph.D. requirements by Month and Year.

I have extensive experience in both teaching and mentoring as well as research within my primary field of social ethnography, gender, and race, as well as others, which makes me a strong candidate for your Assistant Professor role. My doctoral dissertation examines the role of gender, race, and ethnicity in economic prosperity as well as their impact on the migrational decline.

However, research isn’t where my doctoral duties end. I also teach various Gender Study courses as well as an ethnographic writing course. I teach, mentor, and oversee undergrads and encourage them to actively participate in class discussions as well as use their curious minds to contribute to the field as a whole. My main objective is to teach my students to write and collect, analyze, and extrapolate from the data they have at their disposal. Aside from that, I also steer their research in the right direction and assist them when it comes to devising their experiments and hypotheses.

Before I dove into my academic career and research, I volunteered and worked in a charity organization, Charity Organization Name, for three years. During my time with them, I taught sociology courses to children in China, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Those projects fueled my love of teaching and student engagement and gave me more perspective when it comes to cultural differences. In fact, these three years were, and still are, the foundation of my research thesis.

Please find my resume, reference letters, and research interests attached for your consideration. I would love to get the chance to tell you more about my research and academic career in person. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,
[Full name]

» Impact Cover Letter

An impact cover letter is a no-nonsense one. It’s an ideal choice for jobs that focus on reaching monthly or quarterly targets and goals. To get a job like that, you need to write a cover letter that focuses on your accomplishments, hard skills, and all the goals you achieved.

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Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

As an email marketing specialist who currently has over 1,000 emails in my inbox, I know the true value of a good subject line. I have over a thousand boring and mundane email subjects in my inbox that make me roll my eyes and shake my fists at the marketing skies. However, they also inspire me to keep my emails on the “worth your time” level of writing.

So, I should say I’m thankful for all those emails, even though I don’t spare them a second glance. They are partially what made me so good at my job.

If I’m candid, I’ve been an eager follower of your brand for many years now, and your emails never stay in my unread inbox for too long. My current favorite — “Baby Got (Feed)Back — See What’s New With Us” — really checks all the boxes on my list because it exudes the same spirit I strive for when I write. Funny, engaging, and expert-backed writing was always my goal, and I think that would fit into your brand culture beautifully. That’s precisely why I’m applying for the role of email marketing manager at The Company Name.

I’ve been in the email marketing game for four years now. During that time, I’ve created and implemented email campaigns that attracted new clients and re-engaged old ones. My prized baby was the campaign that increased the number of email subscribers by 15% and converted over 35% of the overall reached audience. This is a 7.5% increase compared to similar campaigns from previous years. The campaign was successful thanks to careful data analysis and several rigorous rounds of A/B headline testing.

Another project that I was in charge of in my Current Company was a newsletter focused on educating our current clients how to best manage and spend their credit that had the best opening rates and click-through numbers in the company’s history so far.

Before excelling at the Current Company, I worked on the Previous Company’s marketing team, where I collaborated closely with both the product and the sales team to best understand what the marketing team needs to do to meet the quarterly goals. My main project was to create customized emails that would turn clients into repeat customers. The project directly impacted the overall profit as it increased the revenue by 137%, compared to the previous quarter.

Email marketing is both my passion and vocation. I take it seriously, and I manage all my tasks with professionalism and a keen eye for detail. I’m also continuously coming up with new ideas that eventually turn into email marketing campaigns. I’d be happy to show you an outline of a plan I have for Your Company that aims to increase quarterly traffic and revenue in person.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.

» Relocation Cover Letter

Sometimes the best job opportunities aren’t near us, which is why we have to relocate. Relocating is a huge life change and an expensive risk both the employee and the employer take. However, considering that the relocation industry brings around $25 billion of revenue, people opt for it more often than against it. In a relocation cover letter, you need to communicate your situation to your potential employer and explain the circumstance.

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Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I’m thrilled to be applying for the position of Senior Software Engineer at the Company Name. As a strong contender on the market, the Company Name has always been on my radar, and I believe I have the necessary skills and competence to help your IT team thrive. I will be permanently relocating to Company’s Location with my partner, who has accepted a Job Position at a Company’s Location company on Date and Year which is why I have the opportunity to apply to work with your company.

My 6+ years of experience in the field of technical support, web development, and systems infrastructure architecture, as well as in-depth knowledge and expertise in JavaScript/React, HTML5, MySQL, CSS3/ASAA, and ElasticSearch, make me the perfect candidate for the position.

During my time at the Current Company, I acted as a senior engineer. I pioneered the development of three high converting, successful applications that to this date have more than 400,000 downloads a month.

As a team player and a multitasker, collaborating with various company departments is practically second nature. Due to that, and my successful communication with the sales, product, and marketing team, I can guarantee the ultimate user experience and high customer lifetime value to all products I’m responsible for.

I’d be happy to talk more about my ideas and skills in person. I’m available for online interviews at any date and time that suits you, but I can also attend an in-person meeting at Date and Time since I’ll be in Company’s Location house hunting.

Thank you for your consideration. I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,
[Full Name]

» Letter of Interest

Everyone has a dream job. Some of us have a concrete one, while others’ dreams are more vague. However, if you do have your sights set on a particular company, don’t wait until they put up a job ad. Be proactive and send them a letter of interest instead.

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Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

As a long-time follower of your company, I make sure to stay up to date with your brand’s development. That’s precisely how I came across an article about your company’s culture. I was thrilled to read that your company’s values include nurturing relationships with all their employees and how it scores excellent marks when it comes to a healthy working environment.

I was also quite impressed with the fact that you allow both time and resources to your employees so they can pursue passion projects that could eventually turn into profitable products. Because big tech companies don’t usually allow so much autonomy to their workers, I was prompted to reach out to you about applying for a development position at the Company Name.

With over a decade of experience in product development, I am no stranger to working on multiple different projects at the same time. Over the last two years, I’ve led or collaborated on the development of 17 products. Five of those seventeen were completely my creation, and they were an innovative direction, development-wise, for Current Company, which opened up new markets and increased the overall revenue by 15%.

I would love the opportunity to speak to you more in person because I believe I could contribute to your team and help it thrive even more. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
[Full Name]

» Data-Driven Cover Letter

I’ve already mentioned that data-driven cover letters have a significant impact on hiring managers. Here’s what they should look like.

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Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

You might not hear this often (at least not sincerely), but I love customer service. I’m a talkative, solution-oriented person who loves to help others, which is what makes me a great candidate for the customer representative role at the Company Name.

I’ve spent the past three years developing and perfecting my sales techniques as well as conflict resolution skills at Previous Company, where I also learned valuable lessons in phone etiquette. Thanks to my quick learning and adapting, I was in charge of training and guiding new employees within six months. By the end of my tenure at Previous Company, I’ve achieved quite a bit:

  • Lowest customer return ratio for both years of my tenure
  • A steady 98% customer rating
  • A 94% success in resolving customer issues

I would love to apply my significant skill set to ensure that your customer representative team is thriving and achieving better numbers across the board. Considering that your company is one of the industry leaders, I’d be honored to be a contributing member of your hard-working team.

I’m looking forward to discussing my competencies and the position with you in person. You can reach me by phone or email at any convenient time.

Best regards,
[Full Name]

» Cover Letter With a Referral

If you’re going to use a referral to ensure you get a call-back, you must mention it in the first paragraph of your cover letter. A referral doesn’t guarantee you the job (or even an interview), but it will most likely make the hiring manager look closely at your resume.

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Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

My colleague and friend John Smith thought that I’d be an excellent fit for your company and recommended that I contact you directly about the Sales Manager position at Company Name. John and I worked closely for many years both within and out of the industry, and he thought that your company culture and my sales experience and attitude would be a great match. As John likes to point out, I am not only successful but also an award-winning salesperson, which is why we both believe I’d fit into your sales team.

While working in retail is a curse for some, for me, it’s a blessing. I’m able to use all my skills to ensure smooth sales growth each year while also being in constant communication and collaboration with other people. During my previous tenure, my management, leadership, and delegation skills ensured a 22% quarterly sales increase, compared to the previous manager.

I am fully aware that sales as a field requires all of the person’s attention as well as a lot of hard work and patience. I believe that’s exactly what makes me an ideal candidate, given that, when it comes to sales, I’m like a dog with a bone — I won’t rest until I’ve closed it. That, paired with my sunny demeanor and overall pleasant character, makes me a great sales manager. I treat everyone around me, no matter their position, with the utmost respect, and I carefully nurture relationships with people. Those, I believe, are valuable skills that every sales manager should have.

I have always had a passion for working in the retail industry, and I believe that I would be an excellent fit for this job and a potential asset for Company Name. I’d love an opportunity to tell you more about my experience, expertise, and skills in person.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,
[Full Name]

» Cover Letter for the Unemployed

If there’s a significant career gap in your resume, you might want to address it in your cover letter. Of course, always make sure to spin it into a positive instead of making it a negative factor.

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Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

As someone who understands the nuances of managing a busy schedule and the importance of proactively tackling issues, I believe I’m the ideal candidate for the Executive Assistant’s role at Company Name. Organizational skills and a sharp eye for detail are some of my best traits, which is how I ensure that I have an effective plan for each working day and contingency plans for every potential issue that might arise.

I’ve had 12 years of experience as an executive assistant with a significant 2-year gap, which I used to travel throughout South America. During that once-in-a-lifetime experience, I’ve reconnected with myself and found my career goal. That helped me sharpen my focus and logistic skills, which I believe will not only be handy but also crucial when it comes to the role of the Executive Assistant.

During my Executive Assistant role at Previous Company, I assisted two out of three executive team members, one of which was the CEO. Everyone I served under has praised me for my organizational, time management, and writing skills. The CEO even publicly recognized me during one of the company’s annual meetings for my contribution in resolving an internal matter and my prompt and effective organization during an office relocation period, which allowed the executive team and the company to continue to operate.

Proactiveness, independence, and expert scheduling and managing skills are some of my top features, so I have no problem scheduling meetings, preparing agendas, and managing various arrangements.

I think my ability to make executives’ private and professional lives more comfortable and more manageable makes me the perfect fit for the Executive Assistant’s role at Company Name, which is why I’m looking forward to discussing it with you in person. I’m available for an in-person meeting at your convenience.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Kind regards,
[Full Name]

» Career Change Cover Letter

You probably already know what to write in a cover letter for a job in your current industry, but what’s a person to do if they want a career change? Focus on the reason for the change, as well as the transferable skills you have. Furthermore, give the hiring manager proof of commitment to the new field.

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Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I’d love to express my interest in the Senior Customer Service Manager position at Company Name that you posted on the Website Name. Although this opportunity isn’t a natural progression when it comes to a traditional course a career like mine should take, I believe I’m a competitive candidate for the role.

Because I’ve worked as an Operations Manager before, I understand the importance of frequently interacting with customers, staff, and vendors. What’s more, I have multidimensional communication skills that allow me to recognize and respond to customers’ needs and wishes promptly. Due to the fact that, as an Operations Manager, I got a glimpse behind the curtain, so to speak, I know how vital customer service is to maintain and grow the customer base.

Customer service was always at the fringe of my operations, but I’d love an opportunity to make it my main focus. The fact that I received an award for “Excellence in Customer Service” at my previous company speaks to that fact more than anything else. The reward came as a result of my abilities to coordinate complex logistics in such a way that puts the customers’ interests and happiness at the forefront of product development and placement.

My crucial strengths that will ensure my success in this position include:

  • Providing noteworthy contributions to customer service.
  • Striving for excellence
  • Nurturing and maintaining relationships with current and potential clients
  • Strong communication skills
  • An eager and inquisitive mind

As a well-spoken, reliable person, I create and maintain a rapport with customers with ease and confidence. Customers know they can rely on me and trust me, and I always make sure to deliver on my promises. The versatility in my experience will allow me to always find my way out of a number of situations, to the satisfaction of all sides.

I am confident that my previous experience, as well as my honest desire to redirect my career into a more customer-related field, will be beneficial to Company Name.

Thank you for your consideration; I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,
[Full Name]

» Cover Letter Following a Career Break

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Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I would like to submit my application for the position of Assistant Head Writer at Company Name. I have ample experience being a primary contributor in a major journalistic company, Previous Company Name, and an MA in Journalism from University Name. I believe that, even though I’ve made a four-year career break, I’m an ideal candidate for your company, because I’ve kept my skills sharp and, as it usually happens after one has a child, my focus and ability to multitask have immensely improved.

During my time in Previous Company, my duties included:

  • Managing and distributing work for a team of five
  • Creating, editing, and proofreading content
  • Fact-checking the reliability of sources for the entire team
  • Ensuring prompt content delivery
  • Keeping up to date with the latest office and publishing programs and suites

The four-year break I took after my son was born was a necessary step for me, but now that my child is set to attend primary school, I am eager to get back in the business. During my “time off,” I’ve honed my writing and editing skills and contributed to a few side projects of my former colleagues. I’ve also led a blog (Website Name) that focuses on real issues, which is why I think I’d be a good fit for your company that values journalistic integrity and truth over click-baiting headlines and scandalism.

I am confident that my skills, as well as previous experience, make me an excellent fit for your company, and I am eager and ready to get to work as soon as possible. I look forward to hearing from you and discussing this role in detail.

Yours sincerely,
[Full Name]

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Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],
 
I was delighted to see that there was an opening for an Administrative Specialist at Company name, given that I believe that I’d be a great fit and an asset for your company. My tendency to efficiently organize my work and administer to all the office and personnel needs in a timely manner by multitasking has always been some of my stronger suits.
 
As the Administrative Assistant at Previous Company, I organized and maintained several senior officers’ schedules — kept their calendars, coordinated work between offices, scheduled meetings, and ran reports metrics, among other things. Because I am always eager to learn, I attended a conference and a course on the latest recruitment software applications, which allowed me to lighten the recruitment staff’s load.
 
Running a large and complex office is a task that’s right up my alley, as I’ve had ample experience juggling the necessary administrative work to make such an establishment run smoothly and without any issues. Prioritizing tasks in order of importance as well as efficiently using all my time make me a great and cost-effective worker, which is why I believe I can contribute to your company’s administrative team and help it achieve all its goals.
 
Thank you for the time you took to look over my application. I look forward to discussing this position with you in person.
 
Best regards,
[Full Name]

» Marketing and Sales Cover Letter

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Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],
 
Working as a digital marketer is my vocation, but making sure the end product is well-received and that it maintains business growth, as well as brand visibility and awareness, is my passion. Yes, I know it’s a mouthful, but the heart wants what the heart wants. And it wants to transform the digital marketing team as a Digital Marketing Manager at Company Name.
 
Over the past decade, I’ve successfully mastered practically all aspects of digital marketing. Because marketing is a versatile field that requires a lot of knowledge from different areas, I made sure to keep my fingers in all the pies. That’s why today, I know exactly how SEO-optimized content that’s eye-catching, followed by appealing graphic work, and backed by data can drive traffic and increase revenue.
 
My target campaigns always have record-high rates because I know what people want to see. What’s more, I organize and manage my team, so it consistently gives it to them. However, as someone who started at the very bottom of the digital marketing ladder, I also know which resources my team needs to perform in the most efficient way possible. Thanks to that, my team managed to regularly produce content with over one million monthly page viewings.
 
This type of consistency led to an increased quarterly income by $200,000 and an increased site traffic from paid sources.
 
I’m also a wiz when it comes to networking, attracting new clients, and developing new strategic partnerships. As you can see, I’m a no-nonsense person who doesn’t waste time, which is why I’ll dive right into the work at Company Name and ensure you see real results from week one.
 
I’d love to discuss my strategy and campaign ideas with you in person. You can reach me by phone or email at any time so we can schedule an in-person meeting. I look forward to hearing from you.
 
Until we meet,
[Full Name]

» Cover Letter for an IT Position

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Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],
 
Over the course of the past ten years, I’ve successfully led large-scale technology releases of well-established organizations as well as managed projects which is how I’ll be able to contribute to your IT team and your company goals in the position of the IT Project Manager.
 
As an IT Project Manager, I’m used to wearing different hats and fulfilling multiple roles during my working day. I manage projects and teams and communicate with clients, and take their feedback into consideration by making it an integral part of briefings and project upgrades. Making sure all my team’s projects are not only on time but also under budget is second nature at this point, which is what could make me a valuable asset to your company.

My current role includes leading a team of 25 IT professionals that have an output of over 20 project releases every year. I’ve been in this position for the past three years, and during that time, I’ve:

  • Secured $1.3 million of new revenue from public and private sector clients
  • Saved over $1.5 million to a cable manufacturing client by assessing the supply chain process and finding cost-cutting solutions
  • Created and managed a $5.8 million transformation project for a transportation company

My ability to plan everything, including contingency plans, as well as manage and distribute the workload make me a competitive candidate for the role of IT Project Manager at Company Name. I strive for perfection and am a huge advocate of constant innovation, which is why the projects I manage and lead exceed client expectations. As such, I believe I could contribute to achieving your company’s goals and would love an opportunity to discuss that with you in person.
 
I look forward to hearing from you.
 
Best regards,
[Full Name]

» Customer Service and Retail Cover Letter

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Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],
 
I’d love to apply for the Cashier position at Company Name. I believe that four years of experience as a cashier, attention to detail, as well as my passion for a healthy living make me a competitive candidate for the position.
 
I am at the very start of my career journey, which makes me not only high-energy but also eager to learn. During my previous cashier jobs, I’ve worked plenty of shifts on my feet while maintaining a cheery and sunny attitude and demeanor. I’m a people person that’s easy to talk to. Given that cashiers are somewhat representative of the company and have contact with all the customers that enter the store, I believe these characteristics make me an ideal fit for your company.
 
I’m excellent at time management, given that I’ve had perfect attendance at my previous jobs while also pursuing my academic career and extracurriculars. As a current sociology student at University Name, I’m a firm believer in nurturing relationships with others, which is why I’d excel at a forefront role such as this one.
 
Thank you for taking the time to review my application. I’m looking forward to meeting you in person and potentially becoming a part of the hard-working team of Company Name.
 
Best regards,
[Full Name]

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Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],
 
I was honestly thrilled when I saw that you were looking for a new makeup artist because I’ve been a fan of your creative team as well as your company for many years now. As someone who lives and breathes makeup and is an artist at heart, I think I’d fit quite well into your existing team.
 
Makeup has been a huge part of my life ever since I was little. It’s my creative outlet, my passion, and also my vocation. I believe that’s precisely why I excel in it so much, given that I take every project seriously and approach it both as a professional and an artist.
 
During the past six years, I’ve managed to make, in my opinion, a stunning portfolio of both relaxed and natural as well as editorial looks. I’m well-versed in all aspects and techniques of makeup application, capable of working with all types of skin, and up-to-date with all the latest trends and improvements in the makeup industry.
 
I’ve never missed a deadline in my entire professional career and have had plenty of repeat clients who praised me not only for my skill but also my professional demeanor. I’ve also worked on big projects like film production, so I’m more than capable of being a team player and working along with other people’s creative vision.
 
I think a position in your company would be an amazing opportunity for me to further improve my skills. I’ve attached my resume for your consideration.
 
I look forward to hearing from you and discussing the position in person.
 
Kind regards,
[Full Name]
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Key Takeaways

  1. 53% of hiring managers expect a cover letter along with the resume, so make sure you send yours in.
  2. If there’s no option to submit a cover letter, you can still send it along with your resume. However, keep it short.
  3. Write a new cover letter for each job you’re applying to (or adjust the existing one).
  4. Always follow the fundamental cover letter structure.
  5. Use relevant keywords, and make sure you mention how exactly you fit into the requirements of the job.
  6. Your opening paragraph will determine whether the person reading your cover letter reads it all the way through or not.
  7. Make sure you use relevant, concrete examples of your achievements and state why you’re the perfect candidate for the job.
  8. Always be polite and professional, but don’t go overboard on the formalities. Write as you talk.
  9. Use data wherever possible — it draws the eye.
  10. Don’t repeat information from your resume. Highlight it and explain it in more detail instead.
  11. Proofread your cover letter several times.

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