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4 Steps to a Winning
Cover Letter

Your successful cover letter should include 4 key sections: a greeting,
an opening, the body, and the closing.

THE GREETING

Make sure you begin your cover letter with a short greeting that reflects what you know about the person you’re sending your letter to. If you know the name of the hiring manager, use their full name:

Ex: Dear Hiring Manager

THE OPENING

This should be a short introduction that includes the name of the company, the name of the job you’re applying for, why you’re applying, and why you think you’d be a good fit for the role.:

Our cover letter templates make it easy to cover all of the information you need.

THE BODY

This section is the bulk of your cover letter, and needs to convince the reader why you’re right for the position. Without repeating the information on your resume, it should highlight some of your best accomplishments and skills, while also explaining anything on your resume that may need clarification (employment gaps, career change, etc.)

Use our templates to create compelling body copy quickly and easily.

THE CLOSING

Your closing should reiterate your interest in and readiness for the job. It should be compelling enough to make an employer want to contact your for an interview.

Our cover letter templates include professional closings that you can easily modify to fit your needs.

 
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THE GREETING

Make sure you begin your cover letter with a short greeting that reflects what you know about the person you’re sending your letter to. If you know the name of the hiring manager, use their full name:

Ex: Dear Hiring Manager

THE OPENING

This should be a short introduction that includes the name of the company, the name of the job you’re applying for, why you’re applying, and why you think you’d be a good fit for the role.:

Our cover letter templates make it easy to cover all of the information you need.

THE BODY

This section is the bulk of your cover letter, and needs to convince the reader why you’re right for the position. Without repeating the information on your resume, it should highlight some of your best accomplishments and skills, while also explaining anything on your resume that may need clarification (employment gaps, career change, etc.)

Use our templates to create compelling body copy quickly and easily.

THE CLOSING

Your closing should reiterate your interest in and readiness for the job. It should be compelling enough to make an employer want to contact your for an interview.

Our cover letter templates include professional closings that you can easily modify to fit your needs.

Cover Letter Best Practices

Formatting and Editing Your Cover Letter Template

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Contact Info

Be sure to include a header with your full name and contact information.

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Readable Font

Choose a readable font in 10-12 point type, with generous margins.

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Double Check

Make sure to double check your cover letter for spelling and grammar mistakes.

Cover Letter Now's simple formatting and editing tools make it easy to create a professional-looking, mistake-free cover letter in minutes.

Personalizing Your Cover Letter Template

It's essential that you target your cover letter to the job you're applying for.
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We recommend customizing each cover letter your send with specific details and accomplishments that show how you'll add value to the organization.

Cover Letter Now makes it easy to customize your cover letter templates for each job you apply for.

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How-it-works

How it Works

  • Choose Your Cover Letter Template

    It's fast and easy to get started with our cover letter examples and cover letter formats! Exclusive: Upload your existing cover letter or use one of ours.

  • Make Your Cover Letter Stand Out

    Get professional writing advice and use the job-specific example text in cover letter examples to make stand out cover letters employers love.

  • Format, Download & Print

    Put the finishing touches on your cover letter with our easy-to-use formatting tools and then download in the format that you want.

 

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