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SAMPLE COVERING LETTER FOR STUDENTS Name
Address
Your City,
County,
Post Code


Dear
Employer
Company
City,
County,
Post Code


Dear Mr./Ms. John (if you don't have a name leave this out)  

Body of Letter

The cover letter should tell the employer the name of the job you are seeking, what would make you a good employee for the position and how you plan to get in contact with the employer in hopes of obtaining an interview. The body of the letter is broken down into the following sections:  

The First Paragraph  

 In the first paragraph you will want to mention the name of the job you are looking into and you should also mention any mutual contact you have within the company (if any). This should be a short paragraph so that the intent of the letter stands out. If there is not a specific job, then simply state that you are looking for employment.  

The Middle Paragraphs  

In this paragraph you will want to summarise what the employer can already read in the resume. You need to sell yourself to the employer and make him or her want to contact you and read on. It is important to make a case for your qualifications and skills in relationship to the job. Give evidence of your experience, such as past jobs and work experience. Break down the text into two or three paragraphs.  

The Last Paragraph  

The final paragraph should primarily thank the employer for his or her time, and explain how you will contact the employer. Give the employer at least a week. You have a responsibility to follow up (phone is always the best approach but don't allow yourself to be dragged unknowingly into an interview over the phone). You can also send an e-mail or a fax to follow up on the hard copy of your resume and cover letter. Closing such as Sincerely, or Respectfully Yours? Your choice :)  

Signature
Typed Name  

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