Sample Military Cover Letter

“Start your civilian job search early!” That’s the advice folks get about a year before they exit the military. But if you send out a resume months before you exit, how do you say you can’t start work right away? Don (not his real name) wrote in with that question. So I wrote a sample … Read more

Fill In The Blank Cover Letter Template

Usually I recommend keeping a cover letter short, especially a cover letter for a college graduate who is just starting her career. So I was interested when Maria (not her real name) sent me the following fill-in-the-blank cover letter template she created for various job applications. Maria “broke” a few of my cover letter guidelines. She: … Read more

Project Manager Cover Letter

Here’s a sample cover letter for a special type of job search: Anna wants to work for the same airline at the same airport she worked at six years ago. There’s a new hiring manager now so she has to sell herself all over again. Anna’s cover letter (below) needs to accomplish three things: Grab … Read more

Cover Letter For Event Coordinator

applying for a job as an event coordinator. Of course, if he applies for a different job (for example, Marketing Associate), he will use a different cover letter that targets the new job and the new employer. Gary knows the name of the manager but has never met her and, therefore, is not on a … Read more

Cover Letter For Environmental Scientist

A colleague told Franco about a job opening for an environmental scientist at a research center in California. Franco is very interested, even though it would mean relocating from France if he got the job offer. The colleague told Franco he could drop his name in the cover letter, so Franco decided to give it … Read more