Basic resume cover letter example

Using a good resume cover letter template, you can simply fill in the blanks. You might want  to do this until you feel entirely confident in designing your own resume cover letter. Click here to view Resume Cover Letter Basics

All of the samples of resume cover letters given are just a few appropriate ways to write a good resume cover letter.

Example of a Cover Letter

  • Your full name:

  • Full mailing address:

  • City, state, and zip:

  • Telephone number (s):

  • Your Email address:

  • Today's date:

  • Addressee's full name:

  • Professional title:

  • Organization name:

  • Mailing address:

  • Their City, state and zip:

  • Dear Mr. ( xx ) or Ms. (xx)

Opening paragraph of resume cover letter

Open your resume cover letter with something that will command attention-a statement that establishes you to your reader. Briefly state which job or position you are applying for in your opening paragraph of your resume cover letter..

Secondary section of resume cover letter

The secondary section of your resume cover letter should be highly relevant to the position applied for. Offer one or two (brief) paragraphs that point to why you are the best one for the job. Do NOT simply summarize your resume in your resume cover letter!

Closing paragraph of resume cover letter

The closing paragraph of your resume cover letter is critical to your success! You need to initiate action! Do this by explaining what action you will take, such as: I will call you at such and such a time to arrange an interview. If not being so forward, end your resume cover letter with: I look forward to your response. If you leave the calling in their hands always state: Please contact me to set up a good time for an interview and make certain they have your contact information at hand as part of your resume cover letter.

Always finish your resume cover letter with:

Sincerely yours, or Yours truly, or similar

Your signature written by hand

Your name (typewritten)

Resume Cover Letter Sample in Response to a Newspaper Ad

  • Jennifer Tilly

  • 2150 Orange Grove

  • New York, NY 55555

  • 555) 555-5555

  • February 20, 2005

  • Mr. John Smythe

  • Director

  • Icon Management

  • 5854 Tombon Road

  • New York, NY 55555

Dear Mr. Smythe

I am writing to you with regards to your advertisement, February 19th, in the Washington Post, for a Sales Assistant, specializing in Public Relations and Marketing. As you can see from my enclosed resume, my experience and qualifications match this position's requirements. Tips on preparing for the interview

I would like to highlight at this time that I graduated from the renowned Brown's Public Relations College and I have a history of exemplary service in the field of Marketing and Advertising. I have had the very good fortune of working side-by-side with seasoned PR representatives, this past 5 years.

During my stay with DeClerc Advertising, I added 30 new clients to their already impressive roster and I was quickly promoted through the ranks all within my first year.

I look forward to the opportunity to speak with you and will call you within the next three days to arrange an interview that will be convenient for you.

Sincerely,

Enclosure (your resume)

Resume Cover Letter Sample to Request a Position

  • Jennifer Tilly

  • 2150 Orange Grove

  • New York, NY 55555

  • (555) 555-5555

  • February 20, 2005

  • Mr. John Smythe

  • Director

  • Icon Management

  • 5854 Tombon Road

  • New York, NY 55555

Dear Mr. Smythe

I am submitting my resume cover letter in interest of the position of Director of Nursing Services.

Please accept a copy of my enclosed resume for your review. I am familiar with the important role your Center plays within the community and I believe that my combination of Nursing and practical experience will bring a very significant contribution to the Center.

In my current role as lead Nurse, I am responsible for coordinating a very busy midnight shift. This has fine-tuned my administrative skill-set, as well as my leadership skills in nursing. I am a team player, with intuitive leadership ability and I have mastered working in a high-pressure, team environment. How much should I negotiate for my job offer

I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss my potential contributions to your company with you. Please contact me at your earliest convenience, at: (555) 555-5555, 8 - 5pm.

I look forward to your reply.

Sincerely,

Enclosure (this is your resume)