SAMPLE COVER LETTER

Your Name
Your Street Address
City, State, Zip Code
Your Phone Number

Month, Date, Year

Name of Recipient
Title
Name of Organization
Street or P.O. Box Address
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms.: __________:

Opening paragraph: Get your reader's attention. Identify the position you are applying for or the type of work you are seeking; mention how you heard of the opening. Try to build a bond with the reader by mentioning a mutual contact or information about the reader and/or their organization.

Middle paragraph(s): Tell why you are particularly interested in the employer or type of work. Highlight qualifications/skills that would interest the employer, and indicate how they could specifically benefit the organization. Refer to your related experience, which can include class projects, work, internships, volunteering, and campus involvement.

Closing paragraph: Make a specific request for an interview. State if you plan to follow up with a phone call or of you want the employer to contact you. Clarify where and when you may be reached. End with an expression of enthusiasm or thanks.

Sincerely,

Your hand written signature

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