SAMPLE COVER LETTERS We’ve pulled together some of the best samples cover letters creating cover letters for resumes around the web to help you as you work on your own letter. Do you even need a cover letter?
I’m often asked when a cover letter is necessary. Writing a fabulous cover letter is essential. At best, it could be the deciding factor that secures you an interview. If you’re new to cover letter writing, check out What is a Cover Letter. This article explains how cover letters are used and what you need to include. For detailed instructions on cover letter writing, read Writing Cover Letters That Get Results. This article explains how you can use a well-known sales formula to write a cover letter that really grabs attention and makes the phone ring.
Sample Cover Letters Then, when you’re ready to start writing, use these sample cover letters to spark ideas. Quintcareers has a nice selection of sample cover letters, including cover letters for internships, military transitions and career change. They also have a variety of cover letters for different situations, such as cold contacts versus job applications. The sample cover letters at Vault. Distinctive Documents is a professional resume writing service and there are 3 nice senior-level cover letter samples on their site here. The bottom-line when writing a cover letter is that you must make it personalized and relevant to your situation. Use these letters to generate ideas and then go write a letter that truly shows employers why you are the right person to fill that vacancy.
Louise Fletcher is the President of Blue Sky Resumes, and Managing Editor and Co-founder of the preeminent careers blog, Career Hub. She is a Certified Professional Resume Writer and many of her resumes have been published in the JIST “Expert Resumes” series. She has contributed to many online publications including About. Write a Cover Letter That Excites!