Free Microsoft Word Cover Letter Templates

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When you need to write a cover letter for a job, you can save a step or two by starting from a template. A template will give you a "fill in the blank" format you can use to create your own letter to use to send with your resume to apply for a job.

Free Microsoft cover letter templates are available as a download for Microsoft Word users or are available within your Word program, to use to create cover letters.

Using these templates can help you feel confident that you are properly writing and formatting your cover letter.

Free Microsoft Word Cover Letter Templates

There are a variety of templates available for Microsoft Word. Template options include general cover letters and both job- and career-specific cover letter samples. You can find a selection of cover letters and other employment letters stored in the Templates/Letters section of Microsoft Word.

To Access Cover Letters From Your Computer:

Open Microsoft Word, then click on:
File
New
Templates or New from Template

Click on either:
Templates on Office Online (browse a large selection) or
Templates on My Computer
Letters (a variety of cover letter templates)

To Access the Microsoft Cover Letter Templates Online:

To get a template to use, visit Microsoft Cover Letter Templates website, browse the cover letter templates, then click on the title to preview the sample.

Once you find a template you like, click the Download Now button, then follow the instructions to download the template to your computer.

Use the Cover Letter Template to Create a Customized Cover Letter

Once you have downloaded or opened a cover letter template file, type over the text in the file to create your own, personalized cover letter.

Double-check to make sure there is none of the template information left in your final saved version.

Carefully proofread for grammar and typographical errors before sending your cover letter. Here are tips for saving your cover letter document file.

More Microsoft Letter Templates
Microsoft letter templates are available as a free download for Microsoft Word users or are available within your Word program, to use to create a variety of letters. There are letter templates for cover letters, resignation letters, reference letters, thank you letters, interview letters, and a variety of business letters.

Microsoft Word Resume Templates
Microsoft resume templates are available as a free download for Microsoft Word users to use to create a resume. Microsoft Word resume options include basic resumes, job-specific resumes, and career-specific resumes.

Please Note: Not all templates may work with all versions of Word, so check before you download. There will be a message next to the download button advising if there are restrictions.

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