Cover Letter Sample: Director of Workforce Development

Jacob wants to continue his 20-year career in workforce development. A key feature of his cover letter (below) is his relocation from Oregon to Florida. In fact, he mentions it several times, always in a positive light. Here's a quick look at the points that make this cover letter a good one: Jacob explains that...more »

Cover Letter Sample: Translator for Healthcare Services

This cover letter is an excellent example of how to present a career change to an employer. Scot's former career in administration falls into the background and it is his personal relationships and experience that get highlighted as key qualifiers for his new career as a translator for healthcare services. In his letter, Scot presents...more »

Cover Letter Sample: English Teacher

Here's a cover letter for a teacher of English Composition at a community college. Notice how the applicant, Larry, presents his career change from business to teaching as a key qualifier for the job. In the second paragraph, Larry highlights his career change with bullet point statements that show how he will incorporate his former...more »

Cover Letter Sample: Mortgage Sales and Customer Service

In this cover letter for a financial sales and customer service professional, Alison uses bold questions to start her letter and lead her reader to the conclusion that she's the right person for the job! The wording might be a little too pushy for some job seekers, but not for Alison. As a sales pro,...more »

Cover Letter Sample: International Marketing Executive

In this cover letter sample for an International Marketing Executive, Andres shows that he's done his homework and knows what his reader needs. He also addresses an issue of possible concern: his current unemployment. He does this very diplomatically in the last paragraph. << Index of Sample Cover Letters Unemployment Gap Explained in a Cover...more »

Cover Letter Sample: Middle School Teacher

Lynn is an experienced high school teacher who is returning to her profession after a span of unemployment while she raised her children. Because her resume shows a gap in employment, she used her cover letter to explain that gap (in the third paragraph). She also used bullet point formatting to showcase her teaching style....more »

Cover Letter Sample: Administrative Assistant

This sample cover letter is written by a mom returning to work after 17 years of full-time parenting. Susan seeks a job as an administrative assistant, using the many organizational skills she honed as a mother of several children and as manager of a busy household. About This Cover Letter Sample With her easy-flowing writing...more »

Cover Letter Sample for Regional Sales Manager

Talk about a friendly cover letter sample that shows sales charisma! Check out this one by Don Black, a young man who wants to be Regional Sales Manager for Peet's Coffee and Tea. As you read his cover letter, notice how Don slips from his easy-going writing style into bullet points that hit the bottom-line...more »

Cover Letter Sample for Data Management

This cover letter to a Human Resources manager uses one of the best techniques for starting a cover letter: It refers to a mutual friend or associate in the first sentence. Dropping a name both grabs the reader's attention and serves as a recommendation. That's what the first sentence of this cover letter sample for...more »

Cover Letter Sample for Marketing Coordinator

This cover letter sample for a Marketing Coordinator is sent to the hiring manager of Pretty Darn Smart, an educational software company. It is far from a form letter! It shows a clear intent to work for that company specifically. The job seeker, Sally, knows the Pretty Darn Smart product, is experienced in the educational...more »

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