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Letter Samples

Letter Examples, Samples and Templates

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Writing letters and email messages that make a good impression is one of the most important parts of job searching. 

These letter samples, including cover letters, interview thank you letters, follow-up letters, job acceptance and rejection letters, resignation letters, appreciation letters, business letters, and more great employment letter samples, will help you get an interview, follow-up, and handle all the employment related correspondence you need to write.

Free Letter Templates

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Employment letter templates including cover letter templates, resignation letter templates, thank you letter templates, and other job search related letter templates.

Whether you're accepting a new position or resigning from a job, find a letter template that applies to your situation and use it for inspiration. While your job-related letters should always be professional and polite, you can tailor these letters to reflect your own personality and create your own individualized letter.

Appreciation Letters

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It is important to thank everyone who assists with your career or job search. Here are sample appreciation letters and email messages to send to contacts who have provided assistance.  A personal appreciation note will be welcomed by those who have helped you.

Business Letters

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How to write business letters, general business letter format and templates, and business letter examples.

Congratulation Letters

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Taking the time to say congratulations, whether it's for a new job or a promotion or a job well done, is terrific for networking and relationship building. Here are congratulation letters and congratulation email examples to use to say congratulations for a promotion, a new job, and other employment related accomplishments.

Cover Letter Samples

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When you are applying for a job a cover letter should be sent or uploaded with your resume.  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 - and to secure an interview.

Review these cover letter samples and templates to get ideas on what to include in your own cover letters, then take some time to customize your cover letter, so it shows the hiring manager, at  a glance, why you are qualified for the position.

Employee Letters

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Sample employee letters and sample letters for candidates for employment including employee reference letters, job offer letters, appreciation and congratulation letters, and more letter examples.

Farewell Letter Examples

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You have lost your job or you've found a new one and you're moving on.  Saying goodbye can be sad and it's not always easy.  However, it's important to take the time to say farewell to your co-workers. Both to let them know you're leaving or have left and because you want to be able to stay in touch and provide them with your personal contact information.

Use these sample farewell letters to say goodbye to colleagues and clients when you resign, retire, are laid-off, or otherwise leave your job.

Follow Up Letter Samples

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What happens when your resume is lost in the black hole or wherever it is that resumes end up when you just don't hear back from an employer?  Whether your resume has been purposefully put aside or accidentally misplaced, sending a follow up letter can be the catalyst that gains you a call back or even an interview.

Use these follow up letters and follow up email message examples to send after an interview, and to follow up on a resume or a job application you have submitted.

Formatted Cover Letter Examples

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When you're writing a cover letter, formatting is important regardless of what type of cover letter you send. An email cover letter needs to be as properly - and professionally - formatted as a typed cover letter.

Here are examples of cover letters and cover letter email message formats to review including formatted targeted cover letters, general cover letters, letters of interest, and email cover letter messages.

Job Application Letter Examples

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A letter of application typically provides detailed information on why are you are qualified for the job you are applying for. Effective application letters explain the reasons for your interest in the specific organization and identify your most relevant skills or experiences. 

Here are sample job application letters you can personalize to send with your job application or resume when seeking employment.

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