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Cover letters are necessary when sending your resume in the mail, but remember to keep your cover letter short. A cover letters purpose is to obtain an interview, not tell a lengthy story. The focus should be on your qualifications, and setting up an interview. There are two types of cover letters - specific and general. The specific cover letter is directed at a specific company, specific person, and position. The specific cover letter personally addresses the companies needs. It also sends a positive message to the employer that you are truly interested because you took the time to write an individual letter. A general cover letter is often addressed Dear Employer, (with date omitted) and emphasizes your qualifications in hopes that a position will be available to utilize your skills. Feel free to use the cover letter examples provided below when preparing your own cover letters.

Remember these general tips to:

  • Personalize the letter
  • Be natural
  • Be specific and get to the point
  • Be positive
  • Be confident, but not arrogant
  • Be polite and professional
  • Be efficient
  • Type your letter
  • Be available
  • Proofread
  • Sign it
  • Package it nicely
  • Keep one for yourself

Example of Specific Coverletter


7124 S. Decoto Street
Any Town, Any State 36254
(815) 879-2680

January 30, 2000

Mr. Smith - Dir. of Human Resources
Raymond Kate Associates
524 Fair Lane Street
Any City, State 78194

Dear Mr. Smith:

I am responding to your advertisement in The City Tribune (dated 1/20/00), regarding the Pharmaceutical Representative position. Please regard this letter as my formal application. Enclosed is my resume showing my education, experience, and background.

I have over 7 years experience in the sales and marketing field, and 3 years experience as a LPN staff nurse.

Throughout my sales and marketing career I won top sales awards, and trained other sales representatives specific sales techniques to increase their sales. I enjoy working with the public, as well, demonstrating products, and educating others in their uses. I believe I would excel in pharmaceutical sales because I truly find sales a challenging and rewarding career; as well, my nursing background offers an advantage in better understanding the products I would sell.

May I arrange an interview to further discuss my qualifications? I am available for an interview at a mutually convenient time.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Sally B. Doe


Example of General Coverletter

942 Sunset Circle
Hampton, Virginia 84217

Dear Employer:

In response to your advertisement regarding the safety/loss control position in your organization I am enclosing a resume for your review. Please consider this letter as my formal application presenting my background, education and experience.

I have over 8 years experience in the Health and Safety field; and I am well versed in the areas of Health and Safety issues in conjunction with state and federal guidelines.

I have considerable experience in dealing with insurance claims and litigation; and a thorough knowledge of the process and procedures of the corporate environment. I work well with people and enjoy getting the work at hand completed.

Below is a list of agencies I have extensive consulting experience with:

Virginia Workers Compensation Commission -- Environmental Protection Agency -- Occupational Health and Safety Administration -- Department of Transportation -- Virginia Natural Resources Conservation Commission -- Federal Aviation Administration

May I arrange an interview to further discuss my qualifications? I am available for an interview at a mutually convenient time.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Salary History:
Planned Health Care, Inc. $38,000.00
Jonet Group, Inc. $25,750.00
City of Millington $18,000.00


Bill J. Doe


Example of To Whom it May Concern

To Whom it May Concern:

The purpose of this letter is to recommend Karen Smith for employment as an office manager or related position.

Karen possesses excellent office and administrative skills necessary to administer a project, while gaining the acceptance of other office personnel. The work she produces is on-time and accurate. This has made Karen a valuable part of our management team. During her employment with us, we have acquired a larger percentage of clientele. I believe her good business skills and pleasant personality have helped our business grow.

During the last three years Karen has worked her way from clerical worker to part of our management team. This is due primarily to her ability to quickly comprehend difficult tasks. Karen is unique individual with a positive attitude, who can accept responsibility to complete a project with little oversight or direction. Her excellent secretarial skills and office administration skills make her a valuable asset. I would highly recommend her to any company seeking these qualities in an individual.


Mr. Jason Jenken

Example of Thank You Note


Attn: Mr. Alex Smith
Raymond Kate Associates
4854 Bay Street
Millington, Virginia 58745

Dear Mr. Smith:

Just a note to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to interview with your company for the position of loss control specialist. I enjoyed our conversation and feel my experience and education would complement Raymond Kate Associates. I look forward to being able to put my extensive knowledge and experience of working with environmental protection agencies to bring about effective safety programs to your company.

As we discussed I have enclosed 3 letters of recommendation from my professional acquaintances. In addition, I am also enclosing some of the safety programs I designed so you can see first hand the type of work I am capable of performing to bring about the successful safety programs the government requires in organizations today.

Again, thank you for your time. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.


Bill J. Doe



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