Cover Letter Examples

Many students and job seekers wonder if they still need to submit a cover letter alongside their resume for a job or internship application - and the answer is yes, especially for internships. A strong cover letter can be the deciding factor between reaching out to the candidate for an interview, or moving an application to the “NO” pile.

See cover letter examples below

What is a cover letter

A cover letter is an important document to send in with your resume when applying to a job. It provides additional information that isn’t on your resume about your qualifications pertaining to the job you are applying for. Hiring managers use cover letters to screen applicants and determine which candidates they would like to interview.

See Also >>> How to Write a Cover Letter

Example of a good cover letter

Review our samples and keep in mind the correct cover letter format. Remember, the purpose of a cover letter is to explain to a hiring manager how your accomplishments, experiences, and skills add value to the specific needs of the company. A cover letter gives the hiring manager a compelling reason to interview you.


Linda Li
435 Business Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(555) 555-555
linda.li@uc.edu

[Application Date]

Mr. Justin Snider
Human Resources
ABC Company
New York City, NY 10001

When I discovered the human resources internship with ABC Company, I was excited by the opportunity to complement my coursework with practical experience. As a senior majoring in Human Resources at College University , I am passionate about employee relations and talent development. My academic background, communication skills, and leadership experience have prepared me well for this position.

  • Academic background. I have completed courses in business communications, marketing, and strategic human resource management, resulting in a 3.85 Major GPA.
  • Communication skills. As the professional development chair of College University’s SHRM Chapter, I develop and facilitate presentations on behalf of the organization.
  • Leadership experience. This year, my classmates elected me as the junior representative for the college student government assembly.

I am excited by the chance to contribute to ABC Company and am prepared to engage in continuous learning. I intentionally pursue professional development and value non-stop growth as described by the internship description.

My enclosed resume expands on my academic coursework, communication skills, and leadership experience. As I prepare for a career in human resources, I am eager to gain a more detailed understanding of the field. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,
Linda Li


What to include in a cover letter

Here are the 4 key components of a strong cover letter:

  1. Correctly addresses the hiring manager
  2. Customized introduction
  3. Written for the employer
  4. Clear call to action in the conclusion

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