Format of cover letter for non-professional
or entry level position
Town, State, Zip Code
City, State, Zip Code
Dear Company Representative:
Tell why you are writing;
name the position, field, or general occupational area that you are asking about; if you know of a specific job opening, mention
it. When responding to an advertisement, be sure to include the name and date
of the publication in which it was placed. If referred by a contact person, mention
the fact and include the person’s name in your opening sentence.
Mention one or two qualifications
you think would be of greatest interest to the employer, slanting your remarks to his point of view. Tell why you are particularly interested in his company, location, or type of work. If you have had related experience, or specialized training, be sure to point it out.
Refer the reader to the enclosed
resume, application or the medium which give information concerning your qualifications.
Close by making a specific request for an interview. Make sure your closing
is not vague, but makes a specific action from the reader likely.
Four lines for your signature