Cover Letter Template
The first section of your cover letter should include information on how the employer
can contact you. If you have contact information for the employer, include that. Otherwise, just list your information.
Your City, State, Zip Code
Your Email Address
Employer Contact Information
City, State, Zip Code
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. Include the name of a mutual contact, if you have one. Be clear and concise regarding
The next section of your cover letter should describe what you have to offer the
employer. Convince the reader that they should grant the interview or appointment you requested in the first paragraph. Make
strong connections between your abilities and their needs. Mention specifically how your skills and experience match the job
you are applying for. Remember, you are interpreting your resume, not repeating it. Try to support each statement you make
with a piece of evidence. Use several shorter paragraphs or bullets rather than one large block of text.
Conclude your cover letter by thanking the employer for considering you for the position.
Include information on how you will follow-up. State that you will do so and indicate when (one week's time is typical). You
may want to reduce the time between sending out your resume and follow up if you fax or e-mail it.
Handwritten Signature (for a mailed letter)