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Free Cover Letter Template

What can a free cover letter template do for you? Well, it can provide you with the basic guideline of a cover letter so that you can tailor your own qualifications to the position you are seeking. It is not a cut and paste document. It is a simple, but clearly defined cover letter template that you can use to help create your own masterpiece.

A free cover letter template will not fix all of your problems. What it will do is show you how to craft a well-written, original cover letter tailored to the job you want to obtain.

Take a look at the free cover letter template below. It outlines each section of the cover letter and provides basic information about what needs to be included in each section of the letter. If you need to include details that are not mentioned in the cover letter template below, then consider adding them between the middle and final paragraph. These details might include gaps in employment history or changes in career paths.

The Free Cover Letter Template

Applicant’s Address

Date of Letter

Contact Person’s Name

Contact Person’s Title

Employer’s Name

Employer’s Address


Opening Paragraph: State why you are writing the letter, name the position or type of work you are applying for and identify how you became aware of the opening or the organization. In some cases, you may be responding to a “blind ad”, which means you will not know which company you are sending the cover letter to, but if possible, use the name of the company in this paragraph.

Middle Paragraph(s): Explain your reason for being interested in this type of work and why you chose this employer. State your qualifications, but do not repeat the information from the resume. Point out specialized skills, training and achievements which relate to the job for which you are applying. If you can slip in some relevant information about the organization (from your research) you will improve your chances of garnering their interest. Be confident. Sell yourself.

Closing Paragraph: Summarize your qualifications. Close the letter with a positive statement or question which will prompt the reader to call you for an interview. Keep in mind that the reader is reviewing your written communication skills with this letter, so pay attention to grammar and spelling.


Your Name Typed

This free cover letter template provides you with the kind of useful information you need in order to find the right type of job so that you have a successful career.

Carla Vaughan, Owner/Webmaster

Carla is the owner of [], a site devoted to assisting candidates in the job-search process. She holds a B.S. in Business from Southern Illinois University and has authored several books.

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