This page contains samples of cover letters. We also provide important tips that you need to keep in mind when writing your cover letter. If you would like additional sample cover letters, please let us know:
Before reading the samples of cover letters, here are some tips to help you in preparing your cover letter.
Punctuation, spelling and grammatical correctness is essential! Do it right, or don’t do it at all! Errors distract the reader, and downgrade his opinion of you. If you are not careful with your own cover letter, then how careful are you of your work?
Cover letters and resumes must be done on good quality paper. Onion skin or photocopy paper is unacceptable. Wild colors are also unacceptable, and unprofessional at any level of experience.
You need 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.
1 - Sample cover letters
The attached resume is presented for your consideration regarding the position of Executive 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 $50K 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.
2. - Sample cover letters
This letter is in response to your Hotspot.com advertisement for a Cost Accounting Supervisor. 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 $85k range.
I look forward to hearing from you to arrange an interview. I can be reached at the above email or telephone number.
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