Creative Job Search: Cover Letter Samples
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Dear Mr/Ms ________________________________:
First Paragraph: State the reason for writing. Name the specific position or type of work for which you are applying. Mention how you learned of the opening.
Second Paragraph: Explain why you are interested in working for this employer and specify how you are PERFECT for this position. Do not only repeat the information on your resume. Include something special or unique about yourself that would "benefit" the employer. Remember, the reader will consider this an example of your writing skills.
Third Paragraph: Indicate your desire to meet with the employer. You may want to suggest alternate dates and times, or simply advise them of your flexibility to the time and place. Include day and evening contact information. Include a statement or question that will encourage the reader to respond. Be sure to communicate your plan to follow up. You might state that you will be in the area on a certain date and would like to set up a meeting, or you will call on a certain date to set up a meeting. Never leave it up to the employer to get in touch with you. Finally, thank the employer for their time.
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Invited Cover Letter Sample
|June 26, 199-
Mr. Phillip Morework
21 Industry Lane
Anytown, MN 55555
Dear Mr. Morework:
With a hi-tech background in Fortune 100 companies, I am well qualified to represent your company as a production assistant. I am accustomed to a fast-paced environment where deadlines are a priority, and handling multiple jobs simultaneously is the norm.
I have been responsible for up to 35 personnel, often making decisions quickly and effectively. Constant negotiations with all levels of management and employees have strengthened my interpersonal skills. I am looking forward to discussing my qualifications with you.
Please consider my qualifications for the advertised position of Production Assistant. I will call you in a week to talk further and discuss opportunities to meet personally at your convenience. I can be reached during the day at (555)555-5555 or in the evenings at (555)555-2222. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
Reprinted with the permission of the Idaho Department of Labor.
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