Here's a sample cover letter for a special type of job search: Anna wants to work for the same airline at the same airport she worked at six years ago. There's a new hiring manager now so she has to sell herself all over again, using her cover letter and resume (see Combination Resume Example:...more »
This cover letter sample is so compelling, I can't imagine that the employer would not want to interview and hire this job seeker. Anja hits every bottom line and emotional button in the book, showing off her good sales skills in the process.
Gary is a PR professional who has experience in event planning. With this cover letter and resume (see Combination Resume Sample: PR / Communications Specialist or Event Planner) he is applying for a job as an event coordinator. Of course, if he applies for a different job (for example, Marketing Associate), he will use a...more »
Harry is a Marketing professional who has over six years of experience in product management for well-known companies (see his resume for Marketing and Product Management). Although he doesn't have experience in pharmaceutical marketing, he feels certain his transferable skills and experience will give him the insight it takes to turn around Pharmtech's declining sales....more »
This is both a cover letter and a follow-up to a previous meeting. We can see that Pat and the manager must have hit it off when they met at a conference. This follow-up is friendly and refers to things they spoke about earlier. It also suggests things they might talk about in the future...more »
Eric is the former co-owner of a construction firm that closed due to the slow economy. He's now looking for a project manager position at another construction company — one of his former competitors. He sent his resume along with this cover letter via email.
Here's a cover email to a nonprofit that serves hearing impaired clients. When Christine saw that the organization had posted a job opening for a multimedia consultant, it struck a chord. Christine is hearing impaired and has a strong technical background. She's skilled at on- and off-line media such as website design, webinars, PowerPoint presentations,...more »
Sometimes you meet someone at a networking event or other social setting and he or she says, "Send me your resume." That's when you need a good follow-up cover letter to use as an email with your resume attached. In Paula's case, she had a casual phone conversation with John, the Program Coordinator at an...more »
A colleague told Franco about a job opening for an environmental scientist at a research center in California. Franco is very interested, even though it would mean relocating from France if he got the job offer. The colleague told Franco he could drop his name in the cover letter, so Franco decided to give it...more »
Kristen saw a job on Craigslist that she wants to apply for. The job is for a website designer, which is right up her alley. And the company is small, which is also the kind of friendly environment Kristen wants to work in. She sent a somewhat casual email cover letter with her resume attached....more »