Cover Letter Format

Joe Somebody
123 Main Street
Anywhere, IL 12345

Today's Date


Name of Person & Title
Street Address
City, State, Zip

Dear Mr./Mrs. Last Name:

Introduction Paragraph - Introduce yourself, and state the reason of writing. Tell employers what position you are interested in and how you learned about the specific opening.

Body Paragraph - State why you desire this type of work. Explain why you are interested in working for that employer or in that field of work. Describe  your relevant educational and employment history. be sure to review your key experiences and skills, but do not recount all of your resume information. Also, (This section can be 2 paragraphs if necessary.) Use the Internet to conduct research about the organization or company before you bring writing. Read their current press releases; lean about their product line, service policies and mission statement.

Closing Paragraph - Refer the reader to the enclosed resume and state your desire for an interview. You may include a telephone number where you can be reached if they need more information.


Signature (in Ink)

Your Name


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