Cover letter examples for U.S. job application

Are you ready to write a cover letter for a job application? On this page, you can find a format to follow, a sample for a professional job, and a sample for an entry level job. You will be able to download the cover letter examples in Microsoft Word and change them to suit your own application.


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Cover letter examples help you to write your own letter when you are applying for a job. You can use these samples to begin your cover letter. Remember that your letter must include information about you are a good fit for the job.

A good format to use

First let’s look at a basic format that works well for all job application cover letters. You can create your own cover letter following this format.

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Now let’s apply the format above to some sample letters. One of the cover letter examples below is suitable for a job that requires professional qualifications. The second of the cover letter examples would be more useful for an entry-level job or one that does not require professional skills.

Cover letter – a sample for a professional job

Here is a sample letter for job requiring professional qualifications or training. It follows the format above. Of course, you will need to change the words to fit you and your job application. But it shows how you can use the format in a letter.

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Cover letter – a sample for an entry-level job

Here is a cover letter example for a job that does not require professional qualifications or training. It follows the same format. Again, you will need to change the words to fit you and your job application. But it shows how you can use the format for any type of job.

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Download the cover letter examples

You can download these cover letter examples. When you click the link, the document will automatically go to your downloads folder. The templates are in Word. You can use them as a base for your cover letters by changing the words to apply to you.