Cover Letter Format

Your Street Address
City, State Zip Code
Telephone Number
Today's Date

Name of Person
Title Company/Organization
Street Address
City, State Zip Code

 

Dear Ms./Mr.:

FIRST PARAGRAPH - INTRODUCTION:
State the reason for writing this cover letter. Name the specific job title or type of work for which you are applying. Indicate where you learned of the opening (newspaper, Job Connection/Internet, Career Center Office, Job Fair, friend, etc.). State that you believe that you possess/have a background that deserves consideration for the position.

SECOND PARAGRAPH - BODY:
Explain why you are interested in the position and field of work or why you are interested in working for that employer. Explain your qualifications and achievements (this may include your academic background, work experience and or skills). Mention specific accomplishments that directly relate to the field of work for which you are applying and why you enjoy that work (you may want to cite a specific project, committee, or task that you worked on). State how you could be successful in this position, why you are qualified and how you match the requirements of the job description. Try not to repeat exact information found in your resume, however make reference to the enclosed resume.

THIRD PARAGRAPH - CLOSING:
Indicate that you are interested in meeting with the employer to further discuss the position and that you welcome an interview. Refer to your address and telephone number above should they require any additional information or should they request an interview of you. Indicate times/dates that you will be available, if necessary. Thank the reader/employer for reading your resume and cover letter and their thoughtful consideration of you for the position.

Sincerely,

Your Signature

Your Name Typed

Enclosure(s)


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