Sample Cover Letter

<date>

Hiring Supervisor
The Best Company in the World
384 Matthews Street
Dedham, MA   01234


Dear Mr./Ms.                      :       {Make every attempt to find a name for your salutation, but if you do not have  one,                                                                                           use To Whom It May Concern.}
                                           
I am writing regarding the position as _______________________ (title of job) with The Best Company in the World.  I learned of this opportunity from                                            (advertisement/personal connection/etc.).

<This middle paragraph makes the connection between your skills, experience, and interests and the job for which you’re applying.  You should then do some Internet research about that company (or the field in general) so that you can draw a specific connection between something you’ve done, or a course you’ve taken, and this company/field.  If you can think of one, a cover letter also gives you a chance to tell a story about your experience that may not be immediately clear from your resume.>

Thank you for your time and consideration.  I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

Yours truly,

<leave space for your signature>

<Your name>
<Your home address>
<Your town, MA, Zip code>
<Your phone number>
<Your e-mail address>


Please note: A letter like this can be sent as an attachment to an email or as an email. Either way, it should be a formal document and should match the formatting of your resume and cover/follow-up letters. You can download the attachment below (same text as above) and use it to create your own letter.
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Kay Steeves,
Nov 1, 2011, 7:26 AM
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