Sample Cover Letters

Sample Cover Letters

Cover Letter in Response to an Ad



City, State Zip

Dear Name:

My  years of experience in finance and management in a variety of industries including Direct Marketing, Manufacturing and Public Accounting as well as significant experience in cash management, budgeting/forecasting, cost control, strategic planning, and financial reporting make me an excellent candidate for the position of Chief Financial Officer for XYZ company.

Your company will benefit from my ability to provide both financial and non-financial guidance to operations, manufacturing and marketing.  Several accomplishments that match your needs are facilitating revenue growth, increasing profitability and providing management with critical decision-support information. 

My resume outlines my career progression but there is more to share.  I would appreciate an opportunity to meet with you to discuss this position and my qualifications in more depth.  I will call your office next week to determine a mutually convenient time for us to meet.


Jeff Jones

Cover Letter in Response to an Ad

Street address
City, State, Zip Code

January 23, 2001

The News and Observer
P.O. Box 1181
Raleigh, NC 27613

Dear Ms. Tucker:

Your recent advertisement for an Event Planner caught my interest. I believe the qualities you seek are well matched by my experience and background.

Your Needs My Qualifications
Event Planning Experience Seven years planning galas and special events
Volunteer Management Coordinated 20 volunteer chapters throughout NC
Marketing Designed promotional materials and wrote Press Releases
Budget Management Managed budget for Arts Council

As you can see, I have a strong background in event coordination, marketing, planning and communication. I believe that salary history and requirements can best be discussed when we meet. I have enclosed my resume and would appreciate the opportunity to discuss my qualifications in a personal interview.



Cover Letter in Response to Networking

Beth Green
20 Bell Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 933-6134

October 24, 2000

Ms. Linda Jones
The Healthy Mothers Project
2102 Spring Boulevard
Washington, DC 22102

Dear Ms. Jones:

I learned of the Healthy Mothers Project form Dr. Sarah Smith of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The goals of your organization closely fit my strong interest in family planning issues. My background and experience in reproductive health make me an ideal candidate for the position of Project Officer.

While in the MPH program, I focused on research and evaluation methods in Maternal and Child Health. I wrote my Masters thesis on the monitoring and evaluation of family planning programs. As you can see from my resume, I worked for two years on the Family Outreach Program. I developed a coding system for family service organizations which is still in use, and I compiled a reproductive health reference manual that was distributed to 220 North Carolina family service organizations.

I am impressed by the commitment of your institution to reproductive health, and I am eager to talk to you about the contribution I could make to the Healthy Mothers Project. I will call your office next week to determine a convenient time for us to meet.


Beth Green