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Free examples of cover letters for employment, including professional cover letters for many different types of jobs, and general cover letter samples.
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Sample Cover Letters
Cover letter samples and examples, plus templates you can customize to create your own cover letters.

Email Cover Letter Examples
Here are examples of email cover letters, along with tips on how to format your email messages so they get noticed by prospective employers.

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

Sample Email Cover Letters
When you're sending an email cover letter, it's important to follow the company's directions on how to submit your cover letter and resume. Review these email cover letter samples and personalize them to use to apply for jobs.

Sample Formatted Cover Letters
Sample formats for resume cover letters, including targeted cover letters, general cover letters, letters of interest, and email cover letter messages.

Cover Letter Format
The following cover letter format lists the information you need to include in the cover letter you submit with your resume.

Cover Letter Layout
Cover letter layout example to use when writing a cover letter to send with a resume.

Cover Letter Templates, Format and Layout
A cover letter template can help you format, layout, and design a professional cover letter. Here are cover letter templates you can use to create your own cover letter, plus examples of cover letters and cover letter email message formats.

Cover Letter Examples Listed by Career Level
Cover letter examples listed by career level including cover letters for high school students, college students, and graduates, entry level cover letters, cover letters for summer jobs, management and professional cover letters, and more examples of cover letters for resumes.

Cover Letters Listed by 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.

Cover Letter Examples Listed by Occupation
Cover letter examples listed by occupation, industry and career level, including administrative, business, customer service, education, entry level, information technology, management, retail, sales and marketing and more examples of cover letters for resumes.

Examples of Cover Letters for Resumes
Cover letters examples to send with a resume, both written and email, that work for a variety of job applications and employment inquiries including cold contact cover letters, referral cover letters, customized cover letters, job promotion cover letters, networking outreach letters, and letters to inquire about unadvertised openings.

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.

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 Letter Examples
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 Examples
Resume and cover letter examples for a variety of types of jobs, as well as general resume and cover letter samples to use to apply for jobs.

Google Docs Cover Letters Templates
Google Docs has a varity of free resume and cover letter templates job seekers can use as a starting point to create resumes and letters.

Microsoft Cover Letter Templates
Microsoft cover letter templates are available as a free download for Microsoft Word users, or available within your Word program, to use to create cover letters.

Administration / Business Cover Letters
Before you start writing a cover letter, take a look at administration and business cover letter examples to get an idea of how to construct a professional and effective letter that is going to sell your credentials to the hiring manager.

Communications / Writing Cover Letters
Before you start writing a cover letter, take a look at communications cover letter examples to get an idea of how to construct a professional letter that is effectively going to sell your credentials to the hiring manager.

Customer Service / Retail Cover Letters
Before you start writing cover letters, take a look at customer service and retail cover letter examples to get ideas for your letters so they display your best qualities in customer service and/or retail, including past experience and achievements.

Sales / Marketing Cover Letters
Review examples of sales and marketing cover letters to get ideas for your own letters, then customize your letters for each job application, explaining how you are the best qualified candidate.

Information Technology Cover Letters
When you are writing a cover letter for information technology related positions be sure to take the time to make sure your letter includes the specific experience, skills and credentials that you have as related to what the employer is seeking in a candiate. Here are samples to review.

Management Cover Letters
Review examples of management cover letters to get ideas for your own letters, then customize your letters for each job application, explaining why you are the best qualified candidate.

Cover Letter Example - Multiple Jobs
Cover letter example applying for more than one job opening at the same company.

Cover Letter Applying for Unadvertised Jobs
Sample cover letter written to an employer to apply for unadvertised jobs.

Cover Letter for a Volunteer Position
Sample Cover Letter for a Volunteer Position.

Cover Letter Referred by a Contact
Example of a cover letter which mentions that you were referred by a contact.

Cover Letters for Teachers
When you are writing a cover letter for a teaching position, it's important to include information on your teaching experience, along with information on your certification, and your teacher education and training. Review these examples of cover letters for teachers to get ideas for your own cover letters.

Cover Letter Template
Template to use for writing a cover letter for a resume.

Covering Letter Template
Covering letter template for a UK job application.

Customized Cover Letter Example
Customized cover letter example which is focused on a career change and the skills required for the advertised position.

Email Cover Letter Template
Email cover letter template.

General Cover Letters
Review these general cover letter samples, then customize your letter by relating your skills and experience to those listed in the job posting.

Job Promotion Cover Letter
When you're being considered for a job promotion, you may need to write a cover letter to officially apply for the new position.

Job Promotion Cover Letter - Retail
Here's an example of a letter or email message used to apply for a retail job promotion to a manager position.

Job Transfer Cover Letter Example
Example of a letter or email message used to request a transfer to a different job within the company where you work.

Letter Templates
Letter templates for applying for jobs including cover letter templates, resignation letter templates, thank you letter templates, and other job search related letter templates.

Referral Cover Letter Example

Sample Career Change Cover Letter
Sample cover letter for someone looking for a career change.

Sample College Cover Letter
Sample career office referral letter for a college graduate position.

Sample College Job Cover Letter - Summer Assistant Job

Sample Cover Letter (German)
Sample cover letter for a civil engineering position in Germany. (German) (PDF)

Sample Cover Letter - Inquiry Letter
Sample inquiry letter - sample cover letter written to inquire about potential job openings at a company.

Sample Cover Letter - Salary Range
Sample cover letter with a salary range.

Sample Letter of Application
Sample letter of application to send with your resume when applying for a job.

Sample Part-Time Job Email Message
Sample email cover letter for a part-time job.

Sample Targeted Cover Letter
Sample targeted cover letter with examples showing how to write a cover letter that matches the job posting you are applying for.

Sample Targeted Cover Letter
Sample targeted cover letter to send with a resume. This cover letter matches the applicants skills to the job requirements.

Targeted Cover Letter Example
Targeted cover letter example that matches the applicant's skills to the job requirements.

Transferable Sales Skills Cover Letter Example
Cover letter example focused on changing industries, which emphasizes transferable sales skills.

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