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

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