Cover Letter

Name
Address
City, State, Zip Code
Phone Number
Email Address

Date

Employer Contact Information
Name
Title
Company
Address
City, State, Zip Code

Salutation
Dear Mr. or Ms. Last Name, (if you do not have a specific contact, address the department/company)

Body of Cover Letter
The body of your cover letter lets the employer know what position you are applying for, why the employer should select you for an interview, and how you will follow-up.

First Paragraph
The first paragraph of your letter should include information on why you are interested the company’s position. Mention the position you are applying specifically and how you found out about the opportunity. If you know someone with the company you’re applying to, reference them and explain their relationship to you.

Middle Paragraph(s)
The next section of your cover letter should explain why you are a great candidate for the position. Mention specifically how your qualifications (skills, education, abilities, experience) match the position you are applying for. Remember, you are explaining your resume in more detail, not repeating it.

Final Paragraph
Conclude your cover letter by thanking the employer for considering you for the position. Include information on how you will follow-up.

Complimentary Close: (Sincerely, Respectfully yours,)

Signature: Handwritten Signature (for a mailed letter), Typed Signature