Types of Cover Letters
Different Types of Cover Letters
When you are job hunting, it's important to choose a type of cover letter that is appropriate for how you are applying for a job or requesting job search assistance. The different types of cover letters include application letters, letters of interest, and networking letters.
Types of Cover Letters and Examples
Types of cover letters, including application letters, inquiry letters, referral cover letters, prospecting letters, and other types of letters used to apply for jobs or inquire about jobs, plus examples of each type of cover letter and when to use them.
How to write an effective cover letter, including cover letter samples, how to format a cover letter, and types of cover letters with samples of each.
Email Cover Letters
When you're sending an email cover letter, it's important to follow the employer's instructions on how to submit your cover letter and resume, and to make sure that your email cover letters are written as well as any other correspondence you send.
An inquiry letter, also known as a prospecting letter or letter of interest, is sent to companies that may be hiring, but, haven't advertised job openings. Here's information on inquiry letter writing plus examples of inquiry letters.
Letters of Interest
A letter of interest, also known as a letter of inquiry or prospecting letter, is sent to companies that may be hiring, but, haven't listed a specific job opening to apply for.
A prospecting letter is sent to companies that may be hiring, but, haven't listed a specific job opening to apply for.
Referral Cover Letters
Examples of referral cover letters to use when mentioning that you were referred to a job by a colleague, contact, or someone else you know who recommended you apply for the job.