How to Write a Cover Letter for a Resume?

Following is a sample cover letter which gives the answer of the question - How to Write a Cover Letter for a Resume? This sample cover letter template is not specific to Canada but it might be usable to other countries like USA, Australia, NZ and UK.

How to Write a Cover Letter for a Resume?
Follow the instructions and pattern of the standard cover letter while writing

Your Present Address
City, State, Zip Code

Date of Writing

Employer's Name
Company/Organization Name
Street Address
City, Province/State, Zip Code

Dear Mr. or Ms. [Last Name]:
First paragraph: Mention why you are writing; name the opening, field or common area of work regarding which you are asking. State how you learned regarding the job opening or the company.

Second paragraph: Mention your qualifications as they narrate to the job opening or position for which you are applying. The main word is skills. Refer to your work experience, educational groundwork, activities and ability which make you eligible to meet the requirements of the position and would make you an advantage to this organization. Specify why you are supposed to be considered as an applicant, focusing on how your ability can accomplish the needs of the business. Mention precise results or accomplishments. This is the major paragraph, the one that can differentiate you from the rest of the crowd.

Third paragraph (Optional): Have as a minimum one sentence explaining why you are concerned in this organization. What makes it extraordinary? What magnetism does it hold for you? How does the company’s mission maintain your career development?

Closing paragraph: Close your cover letter by making a precise request. Generally this means a request for a meeting or interview. State when you will be obtainable and how you can be contacted. Specify that you will follow-up with a phone call to organize a mutually suitable time to meet or talk on the phone. Also indicate that additional references will be furnished upon request. Thank the employer for his/her time and consideration.


(Your Signature)
Your Typed Name

Enc. Resume

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Anonymous said...

a great post. will this cover letter work for us companies

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