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Cover Letter Templates

Here are some cover letter templates and cover letter samples that you can use to write a cover letter that will grab the attention of recruiters and increase your chances of getting an interview.

Cover Letter Template 1: Response To A Job Advertisement

Dear Mr/Ms [name] :

I'm writing to express my interest in the recently advertised [position title] role. I believe I could bring valuable skills and experience to [company name] that would make me an ideal fit for this position.

I have [number] years of experience as a [your professional role/title] and in this time I have [briefly outline your experience in current or previous roles and mention key responsibilities and achievements].

[In this paragraph,  ; outline how you specifically fit the requirements of the advertised role and mirror the language used in the job ad].

[In this paragraph,  ; reinforce your unique selling proposition,  ; what you have to offer and why you are an ideal fit].

Thank you for taking the time to consider my application,  ; and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

[Your name]

Cover Letter Template 2 : Response To A Job Advertisement

Dear [name]:

I’m writing in response to your recently advertised position for a [role title]. I am very interested in this opportunity with [company] and believe that my qualifications,  ; education and professional experience would make me a strong candidate for the position.

I am a [insert personal characteristics] professional who [add more information on how you can add value to future company]. (You can insert short version of your career profile here).

Enclosed is my resume that more fully details my background and work experience,  ; and how they relate to your position. As you can see,  ; [pick out a few key details or experiences that align with the specific requirements of the advertised role].

I firmly believe that I can be a valuable asset to your team. I welcome the opportunity to speak with you about this position and how my experience could help [insert name of company] achieve its goals.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Kind regards,

[Your name]

Cover Letter Template 3 : Reaching Out To A Recruiter On LinkedIn

Dear [name]:

I came across your profile on LinkedIn and see that you are a recruitment specialist in [insert sector].

As a [insert your role title/function] interested in new positions in the [insert city] area,  ; I would be keen to find out more about the positions you place and whether your agency might be able to assist me in my search.

I have [insert number] years of experience in the industry and most recently I have [insert a brief outline of your recent professional experience]. My key skills are [insert a few key points or strengths] and my career highlights include:

[insert achievement – Example: “Saved XYZ organisation AUD$200,  ;000 by implementing a best practice ABC system in a 6-month timeframe”] [insert achievement] [insert achievement] [insert achievement] [In this paragraph,  ; summarise your unique selling proposition – Example: “I am a strong and effective communicator and proven leader,  ; able to navigate the corporate environment and respond to its demands.”]

I look forward to discussing my potential to contribute to your clients’ [or organisation’s] needs. Please do not hesitate to contact me on [insert mobile number].

Kind regards,

[Your name]

Cover Letter Template 4 : Prospect Letter To A Hiring Manager

Dear [name]:

I have been researching your company with great interest and would be very keen to learn of any opportunities for employment with you. I believe my skills and experience could be a great match with your organisation’s initiatives and culture. [In your opening,  ; if you can draw any personal connection,  ; such as a personal recommendation,  ; recently attending one of their events or talks,  ; or even reading about their company in the news,  ; do so.]

As a [insert your role title/function] with [number] years of experience in the sector,  ; I believe I could make a valuable contribution to furthering your company’s success and goals. [Briefly outline your experience and emphasise any skills and strengths that would benefit the company. Mention any projects you’ve worked on that relate to what the company does.]

My career highlights include:

[insert achievement – Example : “Saved XYZ organisation AUD$200,  ;000 by implementing a best practice ABC system in a 6-month timeframe”] [insert achievement] [insert achievement] [insert achievement]

I have been very excited to learn about [cite some development,  ; project or aspect of the company that appeals to you and demonstrates your knowledge of the company. Now explain how you would contribute to the company’s projects,  ; put forward an idea or demonstrate how you can help the company grow.]

I believe that my experience would make me an ideal fit for [company name]. I have attached my resume to provide more information about my background and would appreciate the opportunity to discuss how I may be able to contribute to your organisation. I will call you next week to arrange a time to meet at your convenience,  ; but please do not hesitate to contact me at [insert email address and mobile number].

Kind regards,

[Your name]