Write a Cover Letter, Follow-Up Email, or Thank You Note

Welcome to the job search letter and email section. In this part, we talk about cover letters, cover emails, follow-up emails, website cover letters, and thank you letters. And did I mention: there are lots of sample cover letters!

Also, scroll down this page a bit to find my Job Lounge blog posts on cover letter topics.

There's a lot to talk about and many cover letter samples to show you. So let's get clicking...

50 Sample Cover Letters

Browse sample cover letters and cover emails written to hiring managers, recruiters, human resources professionals, and company owners. There are also sample follow-up emails sent after meetings and phone calls with recruiters.

How to Write a Cover Letter or Cover Email

My online guide to writing cover letters and cover emails. Follow my easy steps and you'll learn: How to create a strong opening paragraph. How to make your sales pitch in the middle paragraph. And, how to end with a powerful closing paragraph.

How to Write a Follow-Up Email

Tips for writing friendly yet professional follow-up email to a recruiter, hiring manager, employer, or networking contact. Make a good impression with a short follow-up email. Here's how!

How to Write a Cover Letter for a Resume Website

Many resume and company websites allow you to post a cover letter along with your resume. Take advantage of this chance to send a personal message and present more keywords in your online application.

How to Write a Thank You Letter

Learn when to write a thank you letter or email during your job search. Get help figuring out what to say in your thank you note. You'll also find a handy thank-you email template.

10 Sample Thank You Letters

Here's a collection of sample thank you letters and thank you emails. Some were sent after job interviews. Others were sent after job offers. Still others were thank you notes for rejections. There are also group thank you letters sent to friends.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume

by Susan Ireland
A significant portion of this book is all about how to write a cover letter. It's gotten good reviews and it's in its fifth edition. Available in hardcopy and as an ebook.

Ask a Cover Letter Question

If you have a question about your cover letter, ask me on my Facebook page, Susan Ireland's Resume Facebook Page. I'll do my best to give you an answer asap.

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