Cover Letter for Summer Job

Yes, this cover letter is short, but it contains a lot of information — all the info an employer requires to want to interview this college student for a summer job.

Sandra (not her real name) shows direction (saying she'd like to work in packaging) and flexibility (she's open to any position in that department). She says she's a hard worker (she wants to work 40 hours a week) and is eager (willing to learn new skills). What more could an employer want?

Here's Sandra's cover letter.

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Sandra Saunders
123 SW 14th St., Apt. 12
Salt Lake City, UT 12345
[email protected]

April 20, 20xx

Mr. Lewis Ramirez
Director of Human Resources
Morton Salt, Inc.
123 NE 34th St.
Salt Lake City, UT 12345

Dear Mr. Ramirez,

As a student at Brigham Young University, I am looking for summer employment. I'm an energetic person with a strong work ethic who isn't afraid to take on projects that require learning new skills.

Do you have any jobs available in your packaging department? I can start any time after June 9th, and would like to work 40 hours a week.

Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to hearing from you.


Sandra Saunders

Enclosure: resume