The cover letter is a document introducing you, your skills, and your reason for contacting the potential employer. It is submitted with the résumé. A good cover letter will encourage a review of your résumé and is an effective tool to demonstrate your writing and communication abilities.
A cover letter should always include a résumé and be addressed to a specific person. In general, cover letters should be one page in length consisting of three to four paragraphs that follow this basic format.
How To Write a Cover Letter provides basic information and content guidance. Use this document in conjunction with the samples below.
Sample Cover Letters
The cover letters below are intended for use as examples only.
Thank You Letters
Thank you letters, whether they are mailed or e-mailed, are essential in making you stand out from the crowd because many job seekers omit this step. They also provide the opportunity to remind the interviewer of your value, qualifications, and interest in the position.
How To Write a Thank You Letter provides guidance about the content and structure of a thank you letter. Use this document in conjunction with the samples below.
Sample Thank You Letters
These thank you letters are intended for use as examples only.