COVER LETTER TEMPLATE
YOUR FIRST & LAST NAME
Your Street Address
Your City, State & Zip Code
your phone # / your email address
Name of Contact (if contact name/title not available, address letter to Hiring Manager)
Title of Contact
Name of Company
Address of Company
City, State & Zip Code
Dear (Ms./Mr. last name of contact or Hiring Manager)
INTRODUCTION: State the position for which you are applying. Identify how you heard about the position
(e.g., NCC Center for Career Development). In one or two sentences introduce yourself and explain your
interest in the job and something about the company that attracts you (this will show your desire and
SELL YOURSELF (one or two paragraphs): Expand on why you are qualified for the position. Highlight two
or three major accomplishments that demonstrate your initiative, creativity, follow through,
communication skills, and problem solving capabilities. State the connection between the needs of the
position and your skill-set. Research the company/organization and its industry (this will further highlight
your level of interest and knowledge of the company/organization).
REQUEST AN INTERVIEW: Re-emphasize your interest in the position, politely thank the employer for
their time, and request an interview.
FINAL STATEMENT: One sentence on how you can be contacted.
(Your Signature here)
Your First & Last Name