City, State Zip
(Employer Contact Information)
City, State, Zip
Dear Mr. /Mrs. Last Name/Human Resources/To Whom It May Concern,
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.
The first paragraph of your letter should include information on why you are writing. Mention the
position you are applying for and where you found the job listing. Include the name of a mutual
contact, if you have one.
The next section of your cover letter should describe what you have to offer the employer.
Mention specifically how your qualifications match the job you are applying for. Remember, you
are interpreting your resume, not repeating it.
Conclude your cover letter by thanking the employer for considering you for the position. Include
information on how you will follow-up.
Handwritten Signature (for a mailed letter)
(Remember a paragraph is between 3-5 sentences. Each of the three paragraphs does not need to
be longer than that.)
This website has many different cover letter examples: