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Sample Cover Letter

This free sample cover letter matches our cover letter example, but without the "blanks" filled in. See also our cover letter template.

You may download, personalize and otherwise modify this free sample cover letter or just keep it handy as an example to write your own. It's an RTF file format, which is compatible with most word processors (such as Microsoft® Word) and safe to download.

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This sample cover letter format is in full-block, business-letter style. But when emailing cover letters, they don't necessarily need to be quite as formally formatted.

For example, you could delete the letterhead, date and recipient's address if you want, because an email will automatically include informal equivalents. It's a good idea to keep at least the salutation (Dear...) and complimentary close (Sincerely...), but you can change them to your preference.

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[Your Name]
[Street • City • State • Zip Code]
[Phone # • Fax phone # • Messages phone # • Email]

 

[Date]

 

[Recipient's name]
[Company name]
[Address]
[Address]
[Address]

Dear [Recipient's name or Sir or Madam]:

[JOB TITLE or REFERENCE NUMBER]

I am very interested in interviewing for the position of [job title]. I saw the job description at [where].

I am an expert [occupation], currently working as a [occupational job title]. I have [much experience, several skills, etc.] to offer [hiring company's name], including [brief list]. The positions I've successfully held include [brief list]. For more information, please see my resume (enclosed).

As a [job title] with [hiring company's name], I would [brief list]. For examples of my work, please see my online portfolio at [http://].

I am available to start the job [when]. I would greatly appreciate an interview. If I don't hear from you sooner, I will call you [when] to ask if I may schedule one.

If you need more information, please don't hesitate to contact me. The best way to reach me is on my cell phone between [times], by dialing [area code and number].

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

[Signature]

[Writer's name, title]

Enclosure

cc [Names for copies]


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