A cover letter should always accompany your resume. The cover letter serves as your introduction to the perspective employer. Here is a template for what to include in such a letter.

Template:

Applicant’s Address
City, State, Zip
(Hint: Use the same heading that is on your resume!)

Date of Letter

Hiring Official’s Name & Title
Business Name
Business Address
City, State, Zip

Re: Position for Which You Are Applying

Salutation: (Address the letter to a specific person if possible.)

First Paragraph: State why you are writing and the position for which you are applying. (Optional: State where you learned about the position.) Always state why you are interested in the position. How will you meet the company’s specific needs?

Second Paragraph: Focus on how you will benefit the company by stating how your qualifications will benefit the company. Try to outline how your education and experience will qualify you for the position. Do not repeat what is on your resume. Answer the question “Why should they hire you?”

Third Paragraph: Thank the person for their consideration and state how you hope to have future contact by the hiring official.

Closing,


Your Name and Signature (Signature goes above the typed name.)

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