Examples Of Cover Letters

Basic Cover Letter Format

Your opening paragraph should explain what you are sending and why. In the second paragraph, you should include a summary of the information you are sending. The third paragraph should state that you would like the opportunity to interview for a position and indicate state what you will do to follow up, such as telephone the employer within two weeks. Close the letter by thanking the employer for his or her consideration.

Example #1 - Inter-company
Mr. Steve Fredrick Senior Site Manager Live Wire Engineering Ext. 1001 Dear Mr. Fredrick, I found your request for a Specialist Level III Cabling Site Manager listed on the interoffice board; it sounded very interesting to me. I currently work for Frank Goddin in the Structural Planning Division, and, as he will be retiring this Fall, I have been looking for a position in Site Management to apply my skills and 19 years of construction engineering and management experience. I'm very organized, I'm a self-motivated worker, but I enjoy working as a team player. As a manager, I try to make the job one that employees enjoy going to everyday. Not only has this kept those under my supervision satisfied, it has enabled me to run the most efficient work groups at TCW Communication. I would like to continue my success under your direction in Site Management. If my experience and management philosophy are attractive to you, please feel free to contact me at the Structural Planning office or pager number 1503. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, (Your handwritten signature) Your name typed

Writing a Cover Letter

Example #2 - Resume cover letter
April 11, 2008 Franklin Events 5001 Fourth Avenue San Francisco, CA 50001 I am actively seeking an executive assistant opportunity in a demanding, fast-paced multi-tasking office. My four years of executive experience at American Entertainment have equipped me with a multitude of skills, and I would like to continue my growth at Franklin Events. Throughout my career I have demonstrated for my employers an exceptional facility for meeting organizational objectives and demands. In addition to my secretarial skills, I am an adept event planner, having served as the director of the American Entertainment Charity Run/Walk for the last two years. My skills as a hostess have often been utilized by employers; I was the only executive assistant entrusted with client greeting, tour leading, and other hospitality services. I am certain I would prove to be an asset at Franklin Events as well. If my abilities meet the needs of Franklin Events, I would greatly appreciate the opportunity of speaking with you personally. Further career background qualifications can be provided if required. Thank you for your time in considering me for the position. Sincerely, (Your handwritten signature) Your name typed Enclosure(s) resume

One of the best secrets for getting your cover letter noticed and read is to keep it brief! There are few cover letter mistakes greater than that of the ‘long-winded’ cover letter. .

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