Free cover letter template

Free cover letter template
JobStreet content teamupdated on 04 October, 2022
A great cover letter can build an instant connection with an employer. It can showcase how you communicate, while giving you an opportunity to highlight why you’d be a good match for the role.
But what should you include in your cover letter? And how should you say it?
Download our free cover letter template to take the guesswork out of cover letter writing. Instead of starting from scratch, you can fast forward to a cover letter outline with all key sections clearly laid out.

Start applying in three simple steps:

  1. Download our free cover letter template.
  2. All key sections are included. You just need to add information like your goals, skills and experience.
  3. When you’ve finished personalizing your cover letter, we recommend reviewing it before saving it as a PDF. Then you’re ready to start applying with it!
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Why you should use our cover letter template

Our cover letter template is a recipe for cover letter success – you just need to add your own personal ingredients.
No need to worry about how you start your cover letter or what sections to include. This template has the outline covered so you can start selling yourself right away. It even has different options for how you can introduce yourself, as well as examples of the type of information you might like to include. This ensures you don’t forget any important parts, while at the same time giving you the freedom to be your authentic self.

What should you include in your cover letter?

When writing your cover letter, you might like to imagine you’re meeting the employer for the first time. You need to introduce yourself professionally, show a genuine interest in their organization and highlight why you’d be a good fit for the role.
One of the best ways to help your cover letter stand out is by making it relevant to the role you’re applying for. Here are some ways you can do that.
  • Write about specific skills, experience and achievements that demonstrate why you’d thrive in the role.
  • Highlight aspects of the role, organization and/or industry that interest you.
  • Show off your knowledge of the organization. You could mention what you admire about them, or how you can help them achieve their goals.
Ultimately, your cover letter needs to be engaging. Being authentic and reflecting who you are as a person gives you the best chance of capturing the employer’s attention.

What to do when you finish writing your cover letter

Make sure to read over your cover letter for spelling and grammar. It’s a good idea to get a friend or family member to review it, too. When you’re done, save your cover letter as a PDF so it’s ready to apply with.
Need to submit a resume with your cover letter? Download one of our free resume templates.

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