How to Write a Cover Letter

Do you know what to include in your cover letter? Use these samples, templates, and writing tips to create effective cover letters that will get you hired.

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This illustration shows different cover letter salutations including "When You Have a Contact Person: Dear Mr. Jones, Dear Ms. Smith:," "When You Don't Have a Contact Person: Dear Sir or Madam," Dear Hiring Manager," and "To Whom It May Concern:"
How to Choose the Right Greeting for Your Cover Letter
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What to Know About Writing an Academic Cover Letter
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Here are Sample Cover Letters for a Recent College Graduate
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How to Write a Personal Value Proposition Letter
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Try These Helpful Tips for Writing Handwritten Cover Letters
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Easy Block Paragraph Format Cover Letter Template
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Ask for the Order: Waiter/Waitress Resume and Cover Letter Examples
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Nanny Resume and Cover Letter Examples
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Cover Letter to Apply for a Summer Sales Associate Job
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What Does a Cover Letter for a Summer Cashier Position Look Like?
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Example of a Cover Letter for a Summer Hotel Worker and Writing Tips
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How to Write a Cover Letter That Stands Out
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Learn When You Need to Submit a Cover Letter With a Resume
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Should You Include a Cover Letter if it's Not Required?
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Cover Letters That Will Help Your Job Search
A person writing a cover letter on a laptop can choose from several font styles.
What is the Best Font and Font Size for Cover Letters?
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How Long Should a Cover Letter Be?
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Guidelines for Spacing a Cover Letter
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Cover Letter Paragraph and Margin Guidelines
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Tips for Including Bullet Points in a Cover Letter
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Formatting Tips for Sending Professional Emails
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Here Is a Rundown of How to Structure a Cover Letter
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How to Format Your Contact Information in a Cover Letter
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Options for Addressing Your Cover Letter
Young adult sitting at their computer brainstorming how to write a cover letter for an editing role. Speech bubble reads "I was excited to read about the editor role opening at XYZ company..."
How to Write a Strong Opening Sentence For a Cover Letter
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What Should Be in the Body Section of Your Cover Letter
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Tips for Matching Your Qualifications to a Job
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How to End a Cover Letter With Closing Examples
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Top Keywords That Will Make Your Cover Letter Stand Out
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How to Write a Customized Cover Letter
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15 Things Not to Include in a Cover Letter
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Here Are Some Tips and Samples for Sending Email Cover Letters
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100+ Free Cover Letter Examples and Templates
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Get Samples of the Best Cover Letters Listed by Job and Type
This illustration shows what to include in a student cover letter such as "Volunteer work, academic achievements, participation in clubs, internships," "Your academic background," "If you're an honor student with a GPA of 3.5 or higher," and "Soft skills, like time management and communication."
Students and Recent Graduates: How to Write a Cover Letter
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Promotion Cover Letter Writing Tips and Examples
This illustration offers tips for writing a career change cover letter including "Emphasize transferable skills," "Highlight strong performance in previous positions," and "Thoroughly research and express passion for the company."
Here Is a Sample Career Change Cover Letter and Tips What to Include
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Best Cover Letter Tips for Unadvertised Jobs
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Cover Letter Samples That Include Referrals
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Applying for More Than One Job? Use This Cover Letter Example
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Part-Time Job Cover Letter Examples and Writing Tips
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Summer Job Cover Letter Samples
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How to Show Your Personality in a Cover Letter
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How to Write a Letter of Interest for a Job
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Here's How to Write a Cover Letter That's Sure to Get You a Callback
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How to Write a Personalized Cover Letter
An applicant writing a cover letter for a job at a desk.
How Do You Write a Cover Letter When You're Overqualified?
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Sample Cover Letters for Teachers and Other Education Jobs
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The Best Cover Letter Examples for Sales and Marketing Jobs
Cover letter for a management job
How to Write a Cover Letter for a Management Position
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Best Cover Letter Tips for Information Technology (IT) Jobs
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Cover Letter Samples for Business and Administration Jobs
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Sample Letters of Interest for Unadvertised Jobs
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Sample Inquiry Letters to Ask About Available Jobs
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Apply for Volunteer Positions With This Sample Cover Letter
This illustration includes what to include in a cover letter for volunteering including "List and relevant experiences," "Connect your professional, academic, or personal history to the position," "Explain why you're interested," and "Include a brief description about your availability."
Sample Cover Letter to Use to Apply for a Volunteer Position
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Research Technician Cover Letter Examples
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A Cover Letter Sample to Use for Management Jobs
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