Date

Your Street Address
Your Town, State, Zip

Name of Contact
Title
Name Of Organization
Street Address
City, State, Zip

Dear Ms./Mr. ________:

First Paragraph: State the specific position or type of work for which you are applying, and indicate how you learned of the opening (Career Services, internet, contact person, alumni, employment service, etc.).

Second Paragraph: Indicate why you are interested in the position. Explain why you are interested in this particular organization, its products or services. Describe what you can do for the employer. Do not focus on how the job will benefit you. Emphasize specific skills you possess that are relevant to the job. Try to enhance and highlight the information found in your resume without simply repeating it. Refer the reader to the enclosed resume for more detailed information.

Third Paragraph: State what you will do to follow up on your letter. If you are replying to a job listing, state that you look forward to hearing from them. If you are writing a letter to an organization that does not have a specific job listed, state that you will contact them by a certain date to set up an interview to discuss your qualifications in more detail. Conclude by expressing your willingness to answer any of their questions. Be sure to provide your phone number, e-mail address, and if applicable, a fax number.

Sincerely,

(Sign Your Name Here)

Type Your Name

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