These free sample cover letters fit a variety of job seeking situations. The listed samples below are good examples of cover letters that work for almost every situation.
REMEMBER! It is best not to just copy an example that you like. You are unique, and have qualifications that will make you stand out, from all the other job applicants. Choose your cover letter very carefully, and make it your own. Look through the examples, select a format that highlights your strengths and achievements, and matches the look and feel you are trying to convey.
The cover letter needs to be perfect...
...ALWAYS double and triple check your spelling, punctuation, grammar, and use of industry terms.
If you are looking for a position in a different industry or career field, your cover letter is a huge factor in your likelihood of getting the job. Since your resume may not contain the relevant experience that hiring managers are looking for, you need to capitalize on your cover letter as an opportunity to demonstrate why you are a good fit, despite lacking the specific employment history that may be an important factor in getting the job.
You’ve been pouring over job listings for months, and you’ve finally found a position that really excites you. The only problem is it’s in a different city. How will you make yourself stand out from the local talent? When companies are recruiting, they look first at the candidates who are locally available. Why should a company hire someone from outside the city, when a person with the same skills is available locally? Is mentioning relocation in a cover letter even a good idea? You will need to find a way to make yourself look like a more attractive job applicant than your competition.
This site's success will hinge on me helping you solve problems. For those of us over 50, we face more challenges than others younger than us when competing for jobs and getting doors to open.
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