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Cover Letter Samples

Cover Letter Examples, Format and Templates for Resumes

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Use a cover letter sample as a starting point for your own letters.

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When applying for a job a cover letter should be sent or posted with your resume. If you are not sure what to write, review these cover letter samples.

Your cover letter should be specific to the position you are applying for, relating your skills and experience to those noted in the job posting. Your cover letter is your first (and best) chance to make a good impression.

Review cover letter tips to help ensure your cover letter gets noticed and then take the time to review cover letter examples, making sure that your letter explains how your skills relate to the criteria listed in the job posting.

Cover Letter Templates and Format

Templates you can personalize to write your own cover letters when submitting job applications.

Types of Cover Letters

Here are examples of the various types of cover letters you'll need to use, depending on how you are applying for a job.

Email Cover Letter Examples

Cover Letter Samples - Type of Candidate

Cover letter samples listed by type of candidate - students, entry level applicants, career changers, and experienced candidates.

Prospecting Letters, Referral Letters and Letters of Interest

Cover Letter Samples - Specific Positions

These are cover letter examples for specific types of jobs, career fields and industries.

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Customize Your Cover Letters

It's important not to limit yourself to the ideas presented in these samples, but do review them for ideas and suggestions.

Keep in mind that your letter should express a high level of interest and knowledge about the job you are interested in. Your cover letter will highlight the most relevant experience from your resume and connect that experience with the position you are applying for.

Your cover letter is your first, and best, chance to sell the hiring manager on your candidacy for employment so make sure it's perfect. Here's how to avoid the most common cover letter mistakes made by job applicants.

How to Write a Cover Letter
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.

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Please Note: These samples are provided for guidance only. The provided information, including samples and examples, is not guaranteed for accuracy or legality. Letters and other correspondence should be edited to fit your personal situation.

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