Cover Letter Format:

                                                                      Your Present Address

                                                                      City, State, Zip Code

                                                                      Date of Letter



Individual Name




City, State, Zip Code


Dear (Name),


First Paragraph:  State why you are writing, name the position or type of work you are applying for and mention how you heard of the opening of organization. 


Second Paragraph:  Explain why you are interested in working for this employer.  You should indicate that you have done some research to learn about their operations.  Make reference to some things that impress you about the organizations growth, earnings, operations or other relevant areas.


Third Paragraph:  Refer to your experience and emphasize skills and abilities you have that relate to the job for which you are applying.  Do not reiterate your entire resume.  Be positive and confident; sell yourself.


Fourth Paragraph: Thank the reader for his or her attention and consideration.  Be direct in requesting an interview.  Indicate the follow-up action you will take.  An appropriate closing can pave the way for an interview.





                                                                      (Your Handwritten Signature)


                                                                      Type Your Name



(If a resume or other enclosure is being sent, make a note of it in the letter.)