This is a sample of how to write a Cover Letter, with a sample download available at the bottom. The format of a cover letter is as follows:
1. Heading – Use the heading as it appears on your resume
3. Name, Title and address
5. Opening paragraph – The opening paragraph should state why you are writing, what position you are applying for, and
how you found out about the position. If someone referred you, this would be the place to
include this. Stating why you are interested in the position or organization would also be a nice
fit in the opening paragraph.
6. The second (and third) – The second (and third) paragraphs include your skills and qualifications that are relevant to the
employer. You want the reader to come away with the belief that you are qualified for an
interview; therefore, it is important that you match up the job description with your
qualifications. To keep the letter interesting and dynamic, be careful not to begin each sentence
with “I.” Make sure to give examples whenever possible to show your skills and experience.
7. The final paragraph – This will include a referral to your resume. Stating that you would like an
opportunity to discuss further how your qualifications meet the needs of the organization is also
a good idea. Most employers welcome candidates who are proactive by indicating that you will
call in one week to see if a meeting can be arranged.
9 .Sign (scan signature) and Name
10 .Enclosure (Indicates to reader that something is enclosed with letter)