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What is a Cover Letter: A Great Cover Letter Guide

Don't know how to write a cover letter? A cover letter template can guide you in writing that perfect cover letter to get that much desired job interview.

A cover letter is one of the most important things you have to make in order to catch the attention of your potential employer. This means that the cover letter is the first actual contact you have to make with your potential employer. This is why impressing them with your cover letter is very important in order to earn that job interview you are waiting for.

However, what if you don't have any idea on how to write a cover letter? What if you don't know the correct format on writing it or what to mention in a cover letter? One great way to assist you in writing a cover letter is by downloading a cover letter template. A template can greatly assist you in writing your cover letter. It will include instructions on where to put what on the cover letter.

When you download the template you will see that there is a prewritten instruction in a form of a letter that you should follow.

The first thing you should consider in a cover letter is the heading. The head of the letter is located on top of your cover letter which will contain your name, address and contact numbers or emails.

The next thing you will see in a cover letter sample below the heading is the date. Obviously, you will put the date here on when you sent the letter. Below the date, about three spaces of the document, you will put the name of the person in charge in receiving the letter, or the human resources. Below that you will then put in the name of the company and below that, you will put in the address.

The next thing you have to do is write the body of the cover letter. A template will usually include a prewritten cover letter body to help you write your cover letter. It will usually mention what position you are interested in, where you saw the job description and that you are interested in applying for the job.

On the next paragraph, you will put in why the company should consider hiring you. Here, you will include your qualifications, one or two of your accomplishments in your previous career and a few of your experience. In this part of the letter, you will convince your potential employer on why you should be considered to work for their company.

The last part of the cover letter template will state that you want an interview. It is written in a polite way and it will also require you to put in your contact details such as your home phone number, your mobile phone number and/or your email address.

In the last part of the letter, you will put in your name, your signature and your current position in your current company.

Writing a cover letter is much simpler if you have a guide. A cover letter template will allow you to get a better idea on what to put in a cover letter. You can download these templates from the Internet and all you have to do is change some of the information in the cover letter template.

With a cover letter template, it will give you a much better idea on what to write and where to write it.

Jimmy Sweeney is the President of CareerJimmy and author of "Amazing Cover Letter Creator." Visit him at: for your "instant" cover letters today. Article Source:

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