Cover Letter Template for Entry Level Jobs

Cover Letter Template

Following is a template cover letter that you can use as a starting point for your own cover letter. Don’t copy it word for word, but use it as a guideline.

Your street address (line 10--12)
City, State, zip

Month Day, Year (current date)

Balance the letter on page by adjusting the spacing here. Even if you are applying electronically, the employer may print this out to read, so it should look nice.

Mrs. Jane Doe
Human Resources Director
ABC Company
Company Street Address
City, State, zip code

Dear Mrs Doe:

I read with interest your advertisement for engineering positions at ABC Company. Your company is one of the leaders in the electronics industry, and I am interested in being employed by a company with your background.

Enclosed is a copy of my resume that details my academic qualifications and practical experience gained through the cooperative education program. As you can see from my resume, I have a firm foundation in electrical engineering.

Thank you for taking your time to review my resume. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss how my education, practical skills, and background would qualify me to be a member of the ABC Company.

Please contact me at 555-555-5555 or to set up a time for an interview. I look forward to hearing from you.


(3-4 blank lines)

Your Signature goes here if sending hard copy.

John Jones (your typed name)

Use “Enclosure” at the end if you are submitting your cover letter and resume via hard copy. If you are submitting via email, change this word to “Attachment” instead.

If you do not have a specific contact name to address the letter to, use the following sample cover letter.

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