A cover letter is a significant part of a resume.
The cover letter, along with the other essential resume components, produces results that will more or less guarantee that your resume will at least be properly reviewed by job recruiters.
This article provides resume cover letter samples in addition to details on how to write a resume cover letter template that attracts the reader’s attention.
How to Write a Resume Cover Letter
There are two types of resume cover letters.
These two types differ considerably, and you should make sure that you send the right cover letter as required:
1. Specific job: The first type of a cover letter is the cover letter that is written for a specific job that you have come across through contacts or otherwise. This cover letter is basically a response to a job opening that you have come across anywhere among your contacts or even on the internet and in the newspapers.
2. Networking: The other type of resume cover letter is the cover letter for networking purposes. This cover letter should be used whenever you are sending your resume to a job site, or even during a job opening when many jobs are available and you have not been directly called/contacted for the job.
You can also refer to the article how to write a cover letter for a resume for more details regarding this subject.
Resume Cover Letter – Samples
The template for a proper resume cover letter should first start with the salutation, addressing the person to whom you are delivering the resume.
The title of the cover letter should inform the job recruiter about your willingness to work with his/her company.
Finally, the cover letter should provide any references that you might have regarding your work abilities and experience.
Sample Resume Cover Letters
Here are some examples. You may freely copy/edit and rewrite these cover letter samples according to your needs.
The first two resume cover letter samples are written for networking:
1st resume cover letter sample – General
Title: DCF Manager Resume for your perusal.
Dear Mr./Ms. [Last Name]
Please find herewith/attached/hereto my resume for your review as the first step in the application process.
I trust you will find my profound professional knowledge to be a strong indicator of what I would provide/utilize/contribute as a skilled, innovative team player of ABC Development team at XYZ organizations.
I believe that my qualifications and professional experience, highlighted in the enclosed resume, prove that I have the track record and valuable management background that can be utilized (contribute to) by any ABC organization.
Specifically, I would bring the following to a company:
1. X years of progressive ABC industry background.
2. Excellent knowledge in DEF and other related functions
3. Strong RFT qualifications and extensive RFB expertise
Since I am currently seeking new career challenges as an RBC executive, I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss new job openings.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
2nd sample of a resume cover letter – Networking
Dear Mr./Ms. [Last Name]
Please accept/review my resume for ABC job positions.
My professional experience, background and skills are highly suited to many ABC job openings.
I am especially interested in working at FDE because my CVD experience complies with the KRM environment.
As I am confident that my qualifications will prove to be an effective match for the needs, I am anxious to speak with job recruiters about any ABC position and the respective goals.
Please refer to the ‘career summary’ from my resume for more details about my competencies and background experience.
3rd example of a resume cover letter – Applying for a specific job
Title: Job Position # 23, Sales Manager application
Dear Mr./Ms. [Last Name]
I am a Sales Manager with the necessary academic and professional credentials. I have been notified (I have learned) about the job opportunity via your job posting on a recruitment bulletin board.
I started out in the sales line a decade ago, as a summer intern with a leading air conditioning unit retailer.
I have considerable experience in the field of cold calling, getting appointments and holding meetings, and closing deals in the smallest timeframe possible.
Currently, I am working with the ABCD, at FDN Branch. I supervise sales, delivery, installation and initial after sales service for all ZXC devices sold by the ABCD.
In my decade of professional experience, I have demonstrated the following qualities:
• Being a critical thinker, maintaining a balance between short term quick fixes and long term goal achievements for the company as well as for myself.
• Capacity to manage and micro manage a large as well as small group and increase productivity.
In addition to the required academic credentials, I have taken two courses, titled Degree in People Management and Advanced Degree in People Management, at the University of Louisiana.
I would be very grateful if you would review my resume. I am confident that it will fulfill your company’s requirements. I hope that my hands-on experience and practical knowledge in the professional field are well suited to the goals of your organization.
I would like to further discuss how my experience and skills will help your organization.
I look forward to seeing/meeting you.