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Construction Cover Letter Examples

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Creative & Cultural Fields Cover Letter Examples

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Hospitality Travel & Transportation Cover Letter Examples

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Retail & Customer Service Cover Letter Examples

You promise what you can deliver to your customers — we do the same with our job-winning customer service cover letter templates.

Sales & Marketing Cover Letter Examples

You know sales isn't about manipulating—it's about offering a solution to a problem. Our sample cover letter for sales jobs do just that.

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Megan Dennis

Software Engineer

4 Balsham Road

Harvington

WR11 4BZ

0191 565 5008

megan.dennis@gmail.com

linkedin.com/in/megandennis99

Amelia Godwin

HR Manager

XYZ Corp

49 Exmouth Rd

London

E17 7QG

13th January, 2020

Dear Ms. Godwin,

Two months ago, I shattered a record I had previously considered unbreakable. My solutions for developing and optimising ABC's flagship apps and online software helped increase annual mean NPS to a staggering 61.8 (37% increase). Soon after that, I came across the opening for Software Development Team Lead at XYZ Corp. As a lifelong fan of your cutting-edge software solutions, I immediately knew that this post was the perfect match for my skills and expertise.

I know your main focus for the upcoming 18 months will be developing new mobile apps for personal finance management. In my current position as IT Team Lead with ABC Inc., my primary challenge has been to supervise the development and design of our mobile and desktop applications for a flawless user experience. Here are some of my most recent results:

  • 3 out of the 4 apps I developed in 2018 were rated 4.7 stars in both AppleStore and Google Play.
  • Upgraded premium versions of our products increased quarterly revenue by 86% in 2018 Q4.
  • New Help Desk solution cut Customer Effort Score by 31%.

With more than 10 years of experience in software engineering, I am positive I can help XYZ Corp achieve similar results.

End User Satisfaction has always been the single most important KPI for measuring my team’s performance. I know that this value is also the cornerstone of XYZ’s mission and vision—that’s why I was so excited when I first saw your opening.

When can we schedule a meeting and discuss how my success at ABC can translate into IT happiness growth for you?

Yours faithfully,

Megan Dennis

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Example of a general Cover Letter

General Cover Letter

A good cover letter is a personalised cover letter. Getting everything right takes time…and you need to submit your application right this second. Use this sample to create unique cover letters fast and easy—no matter if you need two or 20 versions.

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John Welch

18 Red Lane

Epworth

DN9 5EZ

079 7736 7995

john.q.qelch@gmail.com

linkedin.com/in/johnqz.welch

Curtis Groom

Operations Manager

Weniger Aerospace

312 Sutton Road

Walsall

WS5 3BD

13th January, 2019

Dear Mr. Groom,

I’m very excited to apply for the IT Project Manager position at Weniger Aerospace.

At A/G Systems, I saved 10 meeting hours a week for 20 engineers by using Oracle Primavera to automate program requirement management. At £90 an hour, that’s £864,000 saved per year. I’m proud of that—not least because my title wasn’t IT PMP but Program Administrator. Transitioning 100% into an IT PMP role at Weniger would use my IT skills and passion to its fullest extent.

I know you’re looking for an IT PMP with 5+ years of experience. I’ve spent 6 years creating robust IT systems with the following achievements in the skill areas you highlighted in your job offer:

  • Customer Relationship Management. Worked directly with 200+ customers to integrate our software into their daily workflows. Slashed customer complaints by 25%.
  • Training. Trained, mentored, and on-boarded 15 new IT hires. Handled all new user training, cutting customer issues by 30%. Provided software training to 12 business units across the UK.
  • Automation. Led project to develop custom ERP software, automating requirements-tracking from 20,000 customers and 150+ programs.
  • Programming. Wrote test script and coordinated testing across cross-functional teams. Expanded custom software to integrate with ERP. Slashed daily disruptions by 50%.

I’m very interested in sharing more about how I can deliver IT PLP excellence at Weniger Aerospace. Can we schedule a call?

Your faithfully,

John Welch

Example of a career change Cover Letter

Career Change Cover Letter

Most people don’t do the same job for years, but career changers get the double-take. This sample letter will show you how to prove you have what it takes to start a new career. Convince the employer you’re the perfect candidate with help from this example.

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Spencer Gough

Graphic Designer

25 Holburn Lane

Heddon-on-the-Wall

NE15 1TX

070 3340 8500

spencer.z.gough@gmail.com

linkedin.com/in/spencer.zz.gough

Adam Roberts

CEO

Paralith Marketing

49 Winter Rd

London

E07 7HG

7th December, 2019

Dear Mr. Roberts,

I was so excited when my protein shake packaging design was shortlisted for an Adobe Design Achievement Award.

It was no accident. Design has been a passion of mine since I was ten. I treated the coursework for my B.A. in Design at the University of Winchester as a starting off point. My classes lit the way, but I dug in deeper with:

  • Extensive extra-curricular reading of over 100 books on design, art and business.
  • Conducting a weekly podcast with interviews of 70+ top designers (and 1500+ subscribers).
  • Freelance work on nights, weekends and in the summers designing products for small money but with great returns in terms of lessons learned.

When Dr. Stanhope suggested I apply for this internship, his reasoning was flawless. Paralith’s commitment to developing its interns far beyond mere clock-punching speaks directly to my voracious appetite for continued growth.

I would love to put my passion and skill to work for you. Can we schedule a call to discuss winning awards and accolades for Paralith?

Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

Spencer Gough

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Example of a internship Cover Letter

Internship Cover Letter

Landing an internship is tough. Landing a placement that opens you up to great opportunities is even harder. This sample will show you how to make the most of your skills, education and attitude to win top companies over.

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Kyle Howells

70 Lairg Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 9XS

077 0978 3656

kyle.z.howells@gmail.com

linkedin.com/in/kylezhowells

Paul Bartz

Head of Human Resources

Newcastle City Council

62 Gloddaeth Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NW3 9TS

10th March, 2019

Dear Mr. Bartz,

My name is Kyle Howells and I’m in my final year of A-levels at Kenton School. I’m interested in becoming an apprentice assistant at the Newcastle City Council.

As the secretary of the debate club and model UN participant, I am a highly driven student who would help the Newcastle City Council overcome its administrative challenges.

I know the main duties for this position will be to maintain a professional relationship with visitors, answer multi-line phones and transfer calls to staff members. As the secretary of the debate club, I’ve had to maintain a professional relationship with both students and staff, while being a representative for the club. We were able to introduce several amendments to the debate club rules to make it a more inclusive and dynamic environment for students.

I am applying to the Newcastle City Council specifically as a way to become more involved in local politics and further my professional growth in the field. This is why I’m so excited about this opening. I’d love the opportunity to be involved in local politics in a more fundamental way.

Can we schedule a call next week to discuss this position further?

Your faithfully,

Kyle Howells

Example of a student Cover Letter

Student Cover Letter

Your job search is a catch-22: you want to work, but haven’t done enough work to get hired. These cover letter examples will help you escape this vicious circle. Be yourself, we’ll just help you bring out the best in you and give the employers the best candidate: you.

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Naomi Fleming

7 Ings Lane

Deal Hall

CM0 9UA

070 4005 3597

naomi.z.fleming@gmail.com

linkedin.com/in/naomizfleming

Jennifer Scott

Marketing Manager

XYZ Foods

70 Gloddaeth Street

Deal Hall

DL15 5DQ

March 18th, 2019

Dear Ms. Scott,

It would realize a long-term dream of mine to fill the open digital marketing specialist position here at XYZ Food. When I first got my job in customer service here, it was because your team member, Arnold Dickey, advised me to take any job at the company, exceed expectations, build marketing skills and then apply for a transfer to marketing. After just two months, I was promoted to senior customer service agent for quick thinking and a strong work ethic. (I saved the company £2000 a month with one suggestion.)

I read the job posting carefully and spoke with several of your team members. I know the position calls for product knowledge, written and verbal communication, and a strong sense of who our customers are. I believe I’m the perfect fit. I’ve passed quarterly product knowledge quizzes with the highest scores in my department. I’ve used strong communication skills to achieve 95% positive customer survey scores and write up daily error-free reports. My department record of 75+ calls handled per day gives me an excellent understanding of our target demographic.

To me, the most compelling part of this position is that it’s the perfect fit. I’ve dreamed of working as a digital marketing specialist at XYZ for the past seven years, taking 15 online classes and doing 20 freelance projects on nights and weekends.

My supervisor here at XYZ customer service is happy to let me meet with you any weekday. Can we set up a time to chat about how I can exceed your expectations as I’ve exceeded hers?

Yours faithfully,

Naomi Fleming

Example of a internal position Cover Letter

Internal Position Cover Letter

A new position opened up in your company. You know you’re the best match, but you’re worried you’ll get overlooked. There’s competition, it’s not clear who gets promoted or transitioned. These cover letter samples will show you how to get the credit you’re due.

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Summer Akhtar

Assistant Manager- Retail Operations

94 Ockham Road

East Thirston

NE65 7BF

070 2354 2807

summer.z.akhtar@gmail.com

linkedin.com/in/summerzakhtar

Elizabeth Willis

Owner

Willis Wearables

4 Robertson Place

East Thirston

NW65 8CF

July 3rd, 2019

Dear Ms. Willis,

Presently I’m the retail operations assistant manager for Sleek and Sassy, but I just saw your advertisement for a manager at Willis Wearables and I’m excited to put forth my application. I’ve been a semi-frequent customer of WW over the years and I’ve always adored the quality of your products and the helpfulness of the staff.

During my managerial career, I've acquired many skills and much supervisory knowledge. I believe these abilities, coupled with 5+ years of management experience make me a strong contender for this position. On top of the things I mentioned, I’m also honored to have achieved some small, important successes, including:

  • Reduction of employee turnover rates by 50% by creating a healthier, more family-like work environment.
  • Cut overhead costs by around £3000 per month by implementing sustainable electronics and devices throughout the store.
  • Increased sales by 30% in 2018 during the holiday season by spearheading a new sales and marketing campaign.

These are but a few examples, but I hope they help to show you my management experience, a love for the job, passion and dedication. I’m eager for the opportunity to bring these characteristics over to a store I’ve always admired.

If you'll give me the chance, I’d love to show you how I can build upon your current success and take Willis Wearables to the next level.

Yours faithfully,

Summer Akhtar

Example of a waitress CV

Manager Cover Letter

What makes this manager cover letter example great?

It quantifies and shows a good fit:

  • It uses numbers to prove this is the best candidate.
  • It adds value to the profile by listing key deliverables.

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Summer Akhtar

Assistant Manager- Retail Operations

94 Ockham Road

East Thirston

NE65 7BF

070 2354 2807

summer.z.akhtar@gmail.com

linkedin.com/in/summerzakhtar

Elizabeth Willis

Owner

Willis Wearables

4 Robertson Place

East Thirston

NW65 8CF

July 3rd, 2019

Dear Ms. Willis,

Presently I’m the retail operations assistant manager for Sleek and Sassy, but I just saw your advertisement for a manager at Willis Wearables and I’m excited to put forth my application. I’ve been a semi-frequent customer of WW over the years and I’ve always adored the quality of your products and the helpfulness of the staff.

During my managerial career, I've acquired many skills and much supervisory knowledge. I believe these abilities, coupled with 5+ years of management experience make me a strong contender for this position. On top of the things I mentioned, I’m also honored to have achieved some small, important successes, including:

  • Reduction of employee turnover rates by 50% by creating a healthier, more family-like work environment.
  • Cut overhead costs by around £3000 per month by implementing sustainable electronics and devices throughout the store.
  • Increased sales by 30% in 2018 during the holiday season by spearheading a new sales and marketing campaign.

These are but a few examples, but I hope they help to show you my management experience, a love for the job, passion and dedication. I’m eager for the opportunity to bring these characteristics over to a store I’ve always admired.

If you'll give me the chance, I’d love to show you how I can build upon your current success and take Willis Wearables to the next level.

Yours faithfully,

Summer Akhtar

Example of a waitress CV

Administrative Assistant Cover Letter

What makes this sample administrative assistant cover letter stand out?

It shows skills like a Swiss Army knife—adaptability and an eagerness to meet any challenge. A further advantage is that it mirrors the requirements of the job ad with the best abilities the candidate has to offer.

Perfect Cover Letter Sample

Example of a cover letter with an explanation
  • Make it easy for recruiters to contact you.
  • Address a specific person with the right salutation.
  • Show your worth and fit with the company.
  • Sign off to make recruiters take action.

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