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Cover Letter Writing & Examples

Information on cover letters including how to write cover letters for resumes, cover letter examples and tips for writing cover letters for jobs.
  1. How to Write a Cover Letter
  2. Cover Letter Samples (237)
  3. Email Cover Letters (12)
  4. Cover Letter Writing Advice (45)
  5. Types of Cover Letters (53)
  6. What to Include in a Cover Letter (17)
  7. Cover Letter Format (18)
  8. Cover Letter Keywords
  9. Cover Letter Templates (6)
  10. Cover Letter Tips (44)

Cover Letter Examples: A - Z
Cover letter examples listed by type of job and type of cover letter.

Cover Letter Tips: A - Z
List of tips for composing, writing, formatting, uploading and sending cover letters' including examples of many different types of cover letters for job searching and networking.

Cover Letter Writing Guide
Cover letters for resumes, including what to include in your cover letter, how to write a cover letter, cover letter format, targeted cover letters, and cover letter samples and examples.

Cover Letter Writing Tips
Do you have a cover writing tip? Share your best tips for writing cover letters that help you get the interview.

How to Write a Cover Letter
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.

Cover Letter Types 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.

Academic Cover Letters
How to write an academic cover letter for a position at a college or university.

Cold Contact Cover Letters
A cold contact cover letter is a document sent with your resume to companies that have not advertised job openings.

Cover Letter Checklist
Cover letter checklist - what to include when you send your cover letters.

Cover Letter Definition
A cover letter is a document sent with your resume to provide additional information on your skills and experience.

Cover Letter Font
How to select a cover letter font and the appropriate font size for your letter.

Cover Letters - Format
Your cover letters should follow the basic format of a typical business letter and should address three general issues including why you are writing, what you have to offer and how you will follow up.

Cover Letter Length
How long a cover letter should be, including the best length for a cover letter, cover letter spacing and format, and tips for writing cover letters for jobs.

Cover Letters Examples by Type of Job
Review cover letters for a variety of different professions and types of jobs to use as a starting point for writing your own personalized cover letters.

Curriculum Vitae Cover Letters
When you apply for a job with a curriculum vitae it's important to include a cover letter with your CV.

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.

Do You Need a Cover Letter?
Do you need a cover letter when you apply for jobs? Here's when you need a cover letter and writing tips.

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.

Five Steps to Cover Letter Success
By following these five easy steps, you'll find the path to a successful cover letter is in fact a simple one.

Free Cover Letter Samples
Free cover letter samples, free cover letter templates, and advice on how to write and format a cover letter.

Handwritten Cover Letters
Here's how to write a handwritten cover letter, including what to include your letter, how to write it, and how to scan and fax or send to an employer.

How to Write a Cover Letter
A quick guide to writing a cover letter to apply for a job.

How to Write a Cover Letter for an Unadvertised Job
How to write a cover letter to a company for an unadvertised job, plus examples.

Inquiry Letters
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.

Job Letter Writing Tips
Perfection counts when writing letters for employment. All your job search correspondence should be simple, concise, grammatically correct and error-free. Here are tips and suggestions for writing employment letters which will help you stand out from the crowd.

Letter of Application
A letter of application, also known as a cover letter, is a document sent with your resume to provide additional information on your skills and experience.

Letter of Intent
A letter of intent, when referenced in a job posting, is the equivilent of a cover letter. Your letter of intent explain the reasons for your interest in the organization and identifies your most relevant skills and experiences.

Letter of Interest Samples
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. Review sample letters of interest, inquiry letters, and letters of introduction.

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.

Resume and Cover Letter Center
Writing, publishing, posting, and submitting your resume and cover letter to employers via mail and online. Includes resume and cover letter samples and templates.

Resume and Cover Letter Guide
Guide to writing effective resumes and cover letters, including worksheets, resume samples, cover letters samples, skills lists, content, appearance, and proofreading checklist.

Resume and Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid
A typo or a grammatical error in a cover letter or a resume can be enough to knock you out of contention for a job. Here's some of the most common errors made on resumes and letters and how to avoid them.

Targeted Cover Letters
How to write a targeted cover letter that shows how you are qualified and why you should be selected to interview. Includes targeted cover letter samples and examples.

Resume Cover Page
A resume cover page is a letter sent with your resume when applying for jobs that provides additional information on your skills and experience to the prospective employer.

Resumes and Cover Letters That Work!
Employers usually only spend 30 seconds or so reviewing each resume, therefore, that first impression needs to be the one that counts. Sign up for our free resume and cover letter class to make sure that your correspondence is top notch.

Top Tips on Using a Cover Letter Template
A cover letter template is a great way to get started writing your cover letter, as long as you don't fall into the cut-and-paste trap. Here's how to use a cover letter template.

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