There are basically two types of cover letters that you can choose from depending on the type of job position you are applying for. If you know what specific job you want and you know the job skills and qualifications required for it, you should be more specific in your cover letter.

If you are applying to an organization and you want to keep your options opened to whatever positions they have available, you will want to have a more general cover letter. The sample resume cover letters below should give you an idea of the difference between the two.

Sample Resume Cover Letters

Specific Cover Letter:


Wanda Job
1234 Broke Ave.
Any town, Any State 98765
Telephone: (123) 456-7809

March 13, 2008

Mr. Doe – Dir. of Human Resources
Sales ‘R’ Us
234 Market Blvd.
Any City, Any State, 56789

Dear Mr. Doe:

I am responding to your advertisement placed in the Daily Herald dated February 15, 2008 regarding the Pharmaceutical Representative position. Please find enclosed my resume showing my experience, education, and background.

I have over 5 years of experience in the sales and marketing field, and 4 years experience as an LPN nurse.

During my sales and marketing career I met my monthly quotas and sales goals, while also helping other sales representatives increase theirs through on-site training. I take pleasure in working with the public, demonstrating and developing products, and educating others.

I believe that I would succeed in pharmaceutical sales due to my interest and past experience in sales. In addition, my combined knowledge from my nursing background would help me better understand the products I would sell.

I would be pleased to arrange an interview with you to further discuss my skills and qualifications. I am available to meet at a time that is convenient for both of us.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Wanda Job


The other type of sample resume cover letters is more general. Here is an example:


John Needswork
2356 Applicant Lane
Any City, Any State 78965
(987)654-3219

Dear Employer:

I am writing in response to your advertisement for the safety/loss control position in your organization and am enclosing a resume for you to review. Please regard this letter as my formal application.

With 8 years of experience in the Health and Safety field, I am knowledgeable in state and federal health guidelines and issues. I also have significant experience with insurance claims and litigation.

My thorough understanding of process and procedures of the corporate environment and customer service skills will help me complete the work at hand.

I would be pleased to arrange an interview with you to further discuss my skills and qualifications. I am available to meet at a time that is convenient for both of us.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

John Needswork


Hopefully, these sample resume cover letters have helped you get started on your own!

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