Easy Template to Write Your Own Cover Letter
By: Heather Eagar
The following cover letter sample gives an idea of what most job
hunters should do when composing these. It consists of only a very few
paragraphs, and is therefore short and easy to read. The reason for this
sample being short is simply because hiring managers are extremely busy and will not read long letters. They may glance at them, or skim them for
statements that jump out at them, but they probably will not have time to
read them. Use this sample when composing your own cover letters, and
you'll save time and get more interviews.
HR Manager's name
RE: Job Reference number (if one is available)
Dear Mr. Blank,
I'm writing to introduce myself in hopes of joining your organization, and
have enclosed a copy of my resume for your review.
My background, skills and talents are in all aspects of veterinary
medicine, with a particular emphasis in embryo collection and
transplant. I also have strong skills in general veterinary practice,
management and business operations.
I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you and exchange ideas. I
will call you over the next several days to make an appointment. If you
prefer, you may reach me at the phone number or email address listed above.
Thank you for your time. I look forward to meeting with you soon.
John R. Doe, DVM
This sample was obviously for a veterinarian, but anyone in any profession
can use it and customize it to suit their own needs. This is a traditional
letter done in paragraph style. Another option that is gaining in
popularity is the bulleted letter. A cover letter sample in the bulleted
City, state, zip code
RE: (reference position applied for)
Dear (ad name)
With over 20 years of experience as a military officer, I can make an
immediate contribution to your organization. Highlights of my background
. Experienced as a pilot, flight instructor, security officer, and
operations officer in charge of millions of dollars in government property
and responsible for hundreds of personnel.
. Skilled in staff management, project management, security & safety,
executive management briefing, and leadership of highly skilled technicians
. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently, and lead by
example. Utilize sound decision making judgement as evidenced by increased levels of responsibility and professional commendations.
I would like to discuss in greater detail the valuable contributions I
would make at your organization. I can be reached at (555) 555-5555. Your
time and consideration are most appreciated.
This sample was for a retired military aviation officer, but the basic
format would stay the same for a teacher, CEO, salesman, firefighter,
accountant or almost any other profession. There are two or three bulleted
paragraphs that repeat qualifications, accomplishments or other highlights
from the resume. The bulleted format makes them easy to see, and the bold
facing on key points draws the attention of the reader to what the writer
of the cover letter sample wants the reader to see, and read. Use the
sample above, or the first cover letter sample, depending on your own
needs, and customize them to your profession.
© 2006 Heather Eager
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