This sample resume cover letter is for online applications. You should modify this sample resume cover letter for each different job application, company and person you are applying to. It is a short & straight forward sample resume cover letter.
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Whether you are an project engineer, accountant, IT professional, receptionist, nurse or recent graduate, you can follow this job application cover letter below.
A resume cover letter is a must with each online job application and resume submission. Keep each resume cover letter professional, simple & short (no more than 1 page, consisting of 3 to 4 paragraphs). Address each resume cover letter to a specific person. Do not underestimate the importance of writing a resume cover letter. Each resume cover letter should be personalized for each job application. It is important to outline in your resume cover letter how your experience matches the job that you are applying to. Check the spelling & grammar in your resume cover letter. Keep a copy of each resume cover letter that you send. For more resume cover letter tips, see resume cover letter tips.
Sample resume cover letter
99 Marvin Rd
City, State 00000
20th January 2017
Mrs. Mary Farr
Human Resources Manager
1111 Bessemer Avenue
City, State 00000
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 sample resume cover letter 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 resume cover letter via email or for an online job application)
Your contact phone number
Your email address
Working from home
Highest paying jobs
If the advertisement you are applying to asks for your salary expectations, you can add a sentence in your resume cover letter that your salary expectations are "negotiable". To be more prepared for salary negotiations, see our salary negotiation example.
Keep in mind that the above sample resume cover letter for online job applications is only a sample.
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