This page contains free cover letters, as well as additional resources to assist in your job search. We also go over important tips that you need to keep in mind when writing your cover page. If you need an additional free cover letter example, please let us know.
Before viewing the cover letter examples, here are some tips to keep in mind when preparing your cover page.
Cover letters and resumes must be done on good quality paper. Onion skin or photocopy paper is unacceptable. Unusual colors are also unacceptable, and unprofessional at any level of experience.
Punctuation, spelling and grammatical correctness is essential! Do it right, or don’t do it! Errors distract the reader, and downgrade his/her opinion of you. If you are not careful with your own cover letter, then how careful are you of your work?
You have to put the salary range you seek in the cover letter. Some companies will request your “salary history”, but all they really want to know is how much money you are looking for. State your salary requirements as it is better to be eliminated up front than to go on a wasted interview.
SAMPLE 1 - cover letter example
This letter is in response to your Hotnewsopts.com advertisement for a Cost Accounting Senior. Attached is my resume for your information.
As you can see from my resume, I have a good deal of experience in the field, and have successfully completed a major project involving a conversion to a computerized standard cost accounting system. This resulted in savings to the company of approximately $1M in inventory, shrinkage, and related expenses. My implementation procedure involved creating and designing an automated system that connected records from purchasing, accounts payable, and production.
Although my present position is rewarding, and my performance is well appreciated, I am seeking another position as my company is moving to Dallas, Texas shortly. I feel that this is the time to make a major career move, as I do not wish to relocate.
I have already achieved an Associates of Science degree, and I am completing a Bachelors degree in Accounting at Manhattan College. I would very much like to further my knowledge and education in the accounting field.
I am seeking a salary in the $65k range.
I look forward to hearing from you to arrange an interview. I can be reached at the above email or telephone number.
SAMPLE 2 - cover letter example
The attached resume is presented for your consideration regarding the position of Human Resources Assistant.
My qualifications represent a background of increasingly important assignments within organizations. These experiences have given me the opportunity to make many profitable contributions in a number of functional areas.
My required compensation is in the $55K range.
As the enclosed resume simply summarizes my capabilities and career history, there is considerably more to relate. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you personally to specifically discuss what I could do for your organization.
Please feel free to contact me at the above address, or phone number.
Thank you for your consideration, I am looking forward to your reply.
SAMPLE 3 - cover letter example
Dear Sir / Madam:
Perhaps your company can utilize the talents of a competent, motivated, and well-organized __________. I am enclosing my resume for your perusal.
I can offer a strong multifaceted background in which I have achieved much success in (state specifics here that would be relevant to the company you are contacting).
The enclosed resume briefly details my diversified background. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss my qualifications in a personal interview. Please contact me so that we may set up an interview at your earliest convenience.
I am seeking a salary in the $____K range.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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