Cover Letter Examples Listed by Type of Job

Cover Letters Samples for Different Professions and Positions

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When you are writing cover letters to apply for jobs, it's a good idea to review examples of cover letters that are relevant to the job you are applying for. These sample letters will give you ideas on how to convince the employer that you are a good match for the position.

How to Use Sample Cover Letters

Don't just copy the sample cover letters listed below. Rather, use them for inspiration. Scroll through the alphabetical list, and find the cover letter that matches the type of job you're applying for.

Then, read the letter. Keep an eye out for the letter's structure. How is information presented in the sample letter? In any cover letter, the first paragraph is used to say why you're writing, the middle paragraphs provides details on why you're a good fit for the position, and the final paragraph includes a thank you and follow-up information. Pay attention to how the sample letter follows this structure, using it to provide evidence for the letter writer's candidacy.

Think about how you will highlight your own skills, and use the limited space available within your cover letter to share the most important details of your work history and accomplishments. The aspects you highlight in your cover letter should reflect details from the job description — this helps demonstrate that you're a good fit for the position.

Notice the word choices and voice used in the example letter you're reading.

Look for how the letter writer conveys personality and passion for the position, as well as use of common cover letter phrases, such as "Thank you for your consideration," "I look forward to hearing from you," and "Because of XYZ, I'm a strong candidate for the position." Use these phrases yourself, as necessary, but always aim to keep your letter personalized and genuine.

Cover Letter Examples Listed by Type of Job

Review this alphabetical list of cover letters for a variety of different professions and types of jobs to use as a starting point for writing your own personalized cover letters.

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Please Note: These samples are provided for guidance only. The provided information, including samples and examples, is not guaranteed for accuracy or legality. Letters and other correspondence should be edited to fit your personal situation.

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