You can only make a first impression once, so make sure it stands out in a good way. When applying for a job, your first impression takes the form of a resume cover letter. If you would like some help writing your resume cover letter, download one of these free cover letter templates for Microsoft Word. Further down the page you’ll find a few cover letter examples, as some tips to help you learn how to write a cover letter for a job.
The cover letter templates on this page have been saved as .doc files for Microsoft Office Word 2011 and above. To download a template, click on any of the template thumbnails below.
This first template includes complete sentence structure. It is recommended that you use this only as a basis for your cover letter, and rewrite the sentence in your own words. If you fill in the variables with the appropriate words related to your job application, you’ll end up with a solid structure, which you can then polish into a high quality resume cover letter.
This second template provides a general cover letter format, which you can use as guideline for writing your own cover letter. Use this template if you are confident in your own writing ability.
Here are a few resume cover letter examples, using the first resume cover letter template as this basis. The first cover letter is a fictional cover letter written by Sherlock Holmes, who is applying to be a detective at Scotland Yard. The second letter is written by an imaginary person applying for a managerial position at a fictional company called Widgets N Things. Finally, the third cover letter is written by an imaginary storyboard artist applying for a storyboard position at a fictional animation company called MoveSketch Inc.
I would like to conclude this post by mentioning that the use of these cover letter templates and examples in no way can guarantee you a job. Furthermore, I am not liable for the outcome of your job application. In short, you use these items at your own risk. – Tim van de Vall« Free Resume Templates for Word and Pages and Sample Resume PDF Free Business Card Templates | Make Your Own Business Cards – Word Format »