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Cover letter layout below is for online job applications. You should modify this cover letter layout for each different job application, company and person you are applying to. It is a short & straight forward cover letter layout. 

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Whether you are an project engineer, accountant, IT professional, receptionist, nurse or recent graduate, you can use this cover letter below.

A cover letter is a must with each online job application and resume submission. Keep each cover letter professional, simple & short (no more than 1 page, consisting of 3 to 4 paragraphs). Address each cover letter to a specific person. Do not underestimate the importance of writing a cover letter. Each cover letter should be personalized for each job application. It is important to outline in your cover letter layout how your experience matches the job that you are applying to. Check the spelling & grammar in your cover letter. Keep a copy of each cover letter that you send. For more cover letter layout tips, see cover letter layout tips.

Cover Letter Layout 

99 Marvin Rd
City, State 00000
(999) 999-9999

March 15, 2017

Mr. Tony H. Farr
Fast Response Manager
ABC Company
111 Bessemer Avenue
City, State 00000

Dear Mary:

I am writing to apply for the position of business consultant that was advertised in today's XYZ Times. I am attaching my CV for your review.

"In this section of your cover letter layout, highlight information relevant to the description of the advertisement of the position that you are applying for. So, show the skills and expertise that you have that match the description of the job you are applying for. "

I have demonstrated excellent people skills in addition to strong writing and analytical skills. I believe my education, skills and experiences fit your requirements, and I am confident my skills would be an asset to your company (or to your client if you are applying to a recruiter)

I am available to meet with you at a time that's convenient to you. Please contact me to set up a time. I look forward to hear from you soon.


Your signature (not needed when sending the cover letter via email or for an online job application)

Your name

Your contact phone number

Your email address

Working from home


If the advertisement you are applying to asks for your salary expectations, you can add a sentence in your cover letter layout that your salary expectations are "negotiable". To be more prepared for salary negotiations, see our salary negotiation example.

Keep in mind that the above cover letter layout for online job applications is only a general sample cover letter.

We'll be adding more cover letter layouts & more format samples of cover letter soon.

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