WorkBloom features over 200
professionally-written cover letter samples. They
are listed by industry in the grey box at the right of
the page. We have included these cover letter
samples to our resources section to show you that there
is no one way to write a cover letter. In fact,
there are as many ways to write a cover letter as there
are applicants. As you go through the cover letter
examples that are featured in this section, pay
attention to the following:
- How were the cover letter
samples structured? How many paragraphs did
the cover letter have? What information was
included in each paragraph?
- What was your impression of
the applicant when you finished reading the cover
letter sample? Did he or she give the
impression of being dynamic, competent, professional
- What information did the
writer choose to emphasize or address in the cover
- What information was omitted
from the cover letter?
- How as the information
presented? Were bullet points used?
- What did the writer do to
capture the reader's attention? How was the
- How did the cover letter end?
The above is not an exhaustive
list of things to look for, but gives you a good idea of
where to start. As you look at these cover letter
examples, keep in mind that a cover letter rarely, if
ever, stands alone. It is always accompanied by a
resume. The goal
of the cover letter is not to repeat what can be found
in the resume, but to complement it.
Do not be afraid to be yourself as
you write your cover letter. That is the only way
to differentiate yourself from other applicants.
As you go through the cover letter examples in this
section you will notice that applicants that choose to
play it a little too safe tend to pass as boring.
That is the last impression that you want to convey.
In addition to cover letter
samples, WorkBloom's Cover Letter Center also features
cover letter tips.
Do not hesitate to read the articles in that section.
They will shed more light on the cover letter writing
Enough said. Good luck!