You're a student or new graduate who's looking for a job. In addition to putting together a resume, you'll need to write a good cover letter to help convince a recruiter or hiring manager to open and read your resume. To give you some ideas for what to say and how to say it, here are some cover letter examples by other students and new grads.
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Cover Letter Examples for Students and Recent Grads
Cover Letter to High School Counselor Internship
Here's a cover letter sample written by Anne, a college student who is applying for a school counselor internship to fulfill one of the requirements for her Master's degree program. It is her hope that this internship will lead to a full-time position somewhere in the school district after she graduates.
Cover Letter for a Dental Student
Linda is a first-year dental student who is looking for a job as a dental hygienist at a dental clinic. Her cover letter is brief and to the point since the basics of her dental schooling are well known to the Human Resources Director who will be reading her resume and cover letter.
Cover Letter for After-School Computer Consultant
Here's a cover letter written by a high school student named Scott. He's a computer whiz looking for part-time work. His mother's friend, Cynthia, told him about a woman who needs ongoing help with her home office computer. So Scott put together a short resume and wrote this friendly cover letter to introduce himself.
Cover Letter for Junior Sales Associate
Here's a very short cover letter that wins your heart. Why? Because this student has a child-like approach to getting a job: He loves skating and he wants a job selling skates. Andrew's resume does all the heavy lifting, with details about his after-school jobs and his skating achievements.
Cover Letter for an Entry-Level Job
I'm always pushing job seekers to use a relaxed tone in their cover letters. But sometimes a formal cover letter is the right way to go. This is one of those times.
Cover Letter Example for a Human Resources Job
There are many things I like about this cover letter example for a Human Resources job. I also have some thoughts about how to make it better. Take a look at the letter that Liz wrote, then see my version, which has a few changes.
Cover Letter for a Summer Job in Packaging
This cover letter example is for a college student, Sandra. She's looking for a summer job in the packaging department of the well known Morton Salt company. Because she doesn't have a contact at Morton Salt, she sent her resume and cover letter to the Director of Human Resources Department.
Cover Letter for Summer Job
Yes, this cover letter is short, but it contains a lot of information — all the info an employer requires to want to interview this college student for a summer job.
Cover Letter / Résumé Sample for Fresh Logistics Graduates
Box 24, Accra Ghana
E: [email protected]
Tema Ports Ghana
Re: Logistics Supervisor
Dear Dr. Conie
I am writing to apply for the position of Logistics Supervisor recently advertised in the Daily Graphic
I am a hard-working warehousing/logistics professional with 2 years of experience running the efficient operation of Mailim Company in takoradi. My work role includes supervising staff, stock take, maintaining inventory levels, loading/unloading, receipts and dispatches.
In addition, I am a highly organised person, with strong time management, decision-making and problem-solving skills. In my present position, my role involves balancing many responsibilities, including maintaining stock levels and providing on-floor customer service, in addition to staff management. I am required to prioritize tasks and ensure that the warehouse is running smoothly at all times.
My qualifications have provided a theoretical framework for my experience in the industry. I have a Bachelor of Logistics Degree from the Central University in Ghana, and a qualified member of the Logistics Association in Ghana.
I would welcome the opportunity to discuss my eligibility for this exciting role in person. Please find my resume attached.