Cover Letter Example & Template

Cover letter example and template ideas.

So, you are looking for a cover letter example and not sure where to start?

Firstly, what is a cover letter?

A cover letter is a one page piece of paper that is sent to employers along with your CV (resume). It is your chance to introduce yourself to the employer and indicate the job you are applying for whilst giving them a brief outline of the experience you have.

The main advice given would be to proof read the cover letter and CV for spelling mistakes. Ask a friend or family member to read your cover letter over to identify any mistakes.



A Cover Letter Example

There are many free cover letter examples you can find on the internet by searching in Google. Job agencies such as Monster, Reed, CV Library and even some newspaper websites offer free cover letter templates.

Here is an example of a cover letter with the required stages to include:

[Your Name]
[Your Address]

[Employer’s Name]

[Employer’s Address]

[Today’s Date]

Dear Sir/Madam [Or name of person if known]

I am very interested in applying for the position of [job title] currently being advertised on [where you saw the job advert]. Please find attached [if by email] or enclosed [if applying by post] a copy of my CV which I hope you will consider.

[Explain your current experience in this section/paragraph that matches the role you are applying for]

[In this section detail what you can offer the organisation]

[Finish something like this]

Thank you for taking the time to consider my application and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

[Your signature]

[Your Name]

Cover Letter Template Resources

In this section I have included some very useful links and an example that will help narrow down your search for very good and free ways to write your cover letter.

Here (PDF download) is a good example very similar to the above that you can use to apply for the a job.

Top 5 Links to Free Cover Letters:

So there you have it, a few examples and useful places to find yourself a very good covering letter to help you get that job!

Good luck and I hope you found this article useful.

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