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COVER LETTER FORMAT                                          Always enclose a cover letter when you mail out
Your Address                                                  resume,application or other documentation to an
City, State, Zip Code                                        employer.
                                                             Cover letters should be written specifically to the
Contact’s Name, Title                                        employer and should be brief, usually one page.
Company Name
City, State, Zip Code
Dear Mr./Ms. (Contact’s Last Name):
Your opening paragraph should arouse interest on the part of the reader. Tell why you are writing the letter. Give
information to show your specific interest in this company.
Your middle paragraphs should create desire. Give details of your background that will show the reader why you
should be considered as a candidate. Be as specific as possible about the kind of job you want. Don’t make the
reader try to guess what you would be interested in. Refer the reader to your general qualifications on your enclosed
resume or other material.
In your closing paragraph, ask for action. Ask for an appointment suggesting a time when you will be available. A
positive request is harder to ignore than a vague hope.
Sincerely yours,
Your Handwritten Signature
Your Typed Name

SAMPLE COVER LETTER                                                    Be sure to proofread your
Your Address                                                           Letter carefully!
City, State, Zip Code
Date                                                                   Leave a 1" margin on all sides,
                                                                       if possible.
Kentucky Education Television
Stephen Smith, Director of Human Resources
123 Broadcasting Drive
Lexington, KY 40404
RE: Education Consultant Position
Dear Mr. Smith:
It was with great interest that I read your advertisement for an Education Consultant for the south east region of the
Commonwealth. The description you provided for this position seems a perfect fit with my educational background and
interest in assisting students and administration to reach the goal of equal access and opportunities for all students in
In addition to a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Mathematics, I will receive a Master’s of
Science in Secondary Special Education upon graduation in May. My program’s primary emphasis is literacy and my
chosen area of content is mathematics. I embrace cultural diversity and the importance of curriculum design with
diversity in mind. My Master’s thesis is based on language development and the importance of equal access for all
students, especially with respect to literacy, mathematics, and science.
For many years I have watched and supported the efforts and success of Kentucky Educational Television. It would be
a delight to have the opportunity to combine my educational background, management and communication skills to
serve the diverse population of Kentuckians and KET.
Enclosed please find my resume and a list of references for your review. I welcome the opportunity to interview with
you at your earliest convenience. Feel free to contact me at the number or email listed above. Thank you for your
time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Your Handwritten Signature
Your Typed Name

Date                                                                       Reinforce your interest in the
                                                                           position and the organization, along
Your Address                                                               with thanking them for their time
                                                                           and consideration.
City, State, Zip Code

Name of Interviewer
Title of Interviewer
City, State, Zip Code
Dear Mr./Ms. (Interviewer’s Last Name)
In the first paragraph, state when and where you had your interview and thank the interviewer for his or her time.
Reaffirm your interest in the organization.
In the second paragraph, mention something that particularly appeals to you about working for them, and reinforce a
point or two in support of your application.
If after the interview you thought of something you wish you had said, the third paragraph of the letter is a good
place to bring that up. You can also restate your understanding of the next steps in the hiring process.
In the last paragraph, thank the employer for considering your application and ask for further communication.
Sincerely yours,
Your Handwritten Signature
Your Typed Name

                                                                        Be sure to send a thank-you
Date                                                                    note to each person that
                                                                        participated in your interview.
Your Address
City, State, Zip Code

Name of Interviewer
Title of Interviewer
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Name of Interviewer:
Thank you for meeting with me last Thursday, August 8, to discuss the position of copywriter at Modern Advertising,
Inc. I am impressed with the enthusiasm of your advertising team and the helpfulness of your office personnel.
Learning about Modern’s present media campaign for the Pennsylvania Sausage Company was exciting and
demonstrated your creative approach to advertising and Modern Advertising is a company with which I want to be
Your description of the special qualifications needed for this position was especially interesting. My ability to work
under pressure and meet tight deadlines has already been proven in the advertising position I held with The Eastern
Progress. As I stated at our meeting, I enjoyed the challenges of a competitive environment in which success is
based on achievement. I would also like to mention that since our meeting I have received the College Reporter’s
Award for an article of mine published in the Eastern Progress. This is my first national award, and I am definitely
encouraged by this approval of my work.
Again, thank you for considering me for the position of copywriter. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Your Handwritten Signature
Your Typed Name

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