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Using a sample of a cover letter to write yours will make this task easier. Remember that a sample is only a guide and you will still have to do some work to produce a letter that will achieve your goal: getting a job interview and ultimately, a job. The following sample letter will help you understand how to write a great cover letter.

876 Cross Creek Drive, Apt 24 Somewherein, OH 43215 May 4, 2011

Albert Gallagher Hiring Manager Best Door Company 4700 Perry Street Columbus, OH 43210

Dear Mr. Gallagher:

While providing customer service for XYZ Brick Company, I managed to resolve all issues so that we retained all of the customers involved. Some are now our most loyal and biggest customers.

I am applying for the position of Customer Service Representative with Best Door Company. At XYZ Brick Company, I also performed inventory control functions and was able to account for 100% of our manufacturing inventory, both finished goods and raw materials. While I was there, I took every opportunity to learn about the manufacturing process.

I am excited by the potential opportunity to use my customer service and communication skills to help a rapidly growing company to create and maintain a loyal customer base. I look forward to meeting you in the near future for an interview. The best way to contact me is at 614-238-5690 or by email at Sally.Smith@zmail.com.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely, Sally Smith Sally.Smith@zmail.com

Things to Consider When Writing Your Cover Letter

Start your letter with your address and the date. Usually this appears on the right side of the page. Why is this important? Remember your goal: get a job interview. Giving them your address is not only standard business practice, but it provides them with just one more way to get in touch with you. Do your best to address your cover letter to a person. If at all possible, find out the name of the hiring manager for the position you want, and address your letter to him or her. Usually a search of the internet or a call to the company is enough to find this information. If that fails, get the name of the Director of Human Resources. At the very least address your letter to “Dear Hiring Manager” and not something like “Dear Sir.”

Start right out with some accomplishment that is relevant to the job and demonstrates something you have done. This is a great way to get the hiring manager’s attention and keep him reading.

Then discuss the position you are applying for. Use the exact title listed in the job posting or ad. If there is a reference number, include it. Mention a few other accomplishments or achievements that show that you have the skills and experience the company is looking for. Use numbers wherever possible.

In your third paragraph mention why you want to work for that particular company. Checking their website will give you some ideas for this part. Give them your contact information, mention meeting them for an interview, and thank them for considering your application. Finish with a standard business close, and don’t forget to sign your letter.

With this sample of a cover letter, you should be able to write cover letters that help you achieve your goal: getting called for a job interview, and ultimately, a job.


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