Sample of a Covering Letter

Sample of a Covering Letter

                                                                                                                                                                     Your City, date

Name and surname
Your address
Telephone number

Name and surname of the person you are writing to, position, address
(or just the name of the company you are applying for if do not have full information)

Salutation, e.g.
Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name .

Introduction - specify the position you are applying for. If you are responding to the job advertisement from a newspaper, give the name of the newspaper as well as the publication date or the reference number.

I am writing to you in response to your advertisement for (job position)………………, which appeared in (newspaper)…………………… on (date)…………………..

Two or three sentences about the company you want to apply to: Why have you chosen this company? Where did you find the information about the company? What do you know about the company?

Remember! Verify the information about the company. Check twice whether information is correct.

Content of the letter - introduce yourself. Describe what you can bring to the company. Specify how your qualifications fulfill the requirements. Remember that you are interpreting your resume, not repeating it.

Final paragraph – request a meeting during which you can present your candidacy and discuss the details.

End your covering letter with: „Respectfully yours,”

Handwritten signature

Attachments - list the documents you enclose:Curriculum Vitae, Copies of school certificates, diplomas. 


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