SAMPLE COVER LETTER

Your Present Address
City, State, Zip Code
Date


Mr/Ms. Name
Title
Company
Street Address
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr/Ms. Name:

This paragraph should be brief (3-4 sentences) and to the point. Name the position you are applying for and indicate how you learned of the opening. If an article, event, or experience led you to make this contact this is a good place to make that indication. Briefly explain why you are interested in the position and what you know about the company.

The body of your letter should be one or two paragraphs. Select qualifications and skills that relate to the job. Give concise evidence of your functional skills and the qualities you possess. Include qualifications the job requires to facilitate the task of matching you to the job.

This is your closing paragraph. Be specific with your actions. Make a point to ask for an interview or indicate that you will be in touch in the near future to see if an appointment can be arranged. Thank your reader for their time and consideration.


Sincerely,


(Your Signature)


Your typewritten name


Enclosure (Indicates your resume is in the envelope with your letter)