Buffalo EOC Career Services Resume Cover Letter Template.
COVER LETTER EXAMPLE

Your Present Address

City, State Zip Code

Date

Mr. / Ms. / Dr. Last  Name of Person

Title of Person

Organization Name

Street Address

City, State Zip Code

Dear Mr. / Ms. / Dr. Last Name:

Why are you writing this letter? If you are responding to a job posting, include the position, field, or area to which you’re applying and tell how you learned of the opening. If you are “prospecting” to determine if the organization has unpublished opportunities, or acting on a referral from one of your contacts, indicate how you learned about the organization. Who, if anyone, referred you? Include a brief statement about what is unique about your skills or experiences that would make you a good fit in the organization and the field. Also, offer a brief statement demonstrating specific knowledge of the company to which you are applying. Tailor this to each employer to demonstrate your interest and that you’ve done your homework.

Use this paragraph to demonstrate to the employer how your interests, education, and experience fit the requirements described in the position postings. Use specific examples that illustrate your related skills and experience. If you are prospecting, how do you see yourself fitting with this organization? Describe your qualifications you think are most relevant. If you have related experience or specialized training, briefly mention it here. Think about all the transferable skills you have gained in various jobs, and volunteer experiences. Briefly summarize how those experiences are relevant to the position or the organization.

Refer the employer to your resume for further details about your experiences and qualifications. Reiterate why you want to work at that specific organization. Offer your contact information and thank the employer for their time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Name

Enc. (If you attach/include your resume or other materials)

RESUME OUTLINE

Type Name

Type Street Address, City, State Zip Code - Type Phone Number - Type Email Address - Type Linkedln URL

 

SUMMARY

EDUCATION

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Bachelor of "Type Arts or Science", "Type Name of Major", Expected "Type Month and year of graduation"

"Type Deans List and semester achieved, Type G.P.A. if 3.0 or higher"

"Type Honors College or any noteworthy academic achievements or honor societies"

 

WORK EXPERIENCES

"Type Company Name", "Type City, State or Country if not in the USA"

"Type Position Title",

"Type Month Year - Month Year or Present if the experience is still ongoing"

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VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES

"Type Organization Name", "Type City, State or Country if not in the USA"

"Type Position Title",

"Type Month Year - Month Year or Present if the experience is still ongoing"

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LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES

"Type Organization Name", "Type City, State or Country if not in the USA"

"Type Position Title",

"Type Month Year - Month Year or Present if the experience is still ongoing"

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SKILLS

Computer Skills: "Be specific (Examples: Windows OS, Linus OS, Microsoft Excel)"

Programming Languages: "Be specific (Examples: MatLab/Simulink, Knowledge of C++)"

Drafting Programs: "Be specific (Examples: AutoCAD, Creo/Creo Parametric, ProEngineer)"

Languages: "Be specific (Examples: Spanish, German, Hindi, Mandarin)"

Certifications: "Be specific (Example: American Heart Association CPR June 20XX)"

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

"Type Name of Award or Honor (any awards not already mentioned above)",

"Type Month and Year Received"

THANK YOU NOTE

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

I sincerely enjoyed meeting with you yesterday and learning more about the (Position) at (Organization).

Our conversation confirmed my interest in becoming part of (Organizations)'s staff. I was happy to learn of the professional development opportunities and how (Company name) prefers to promote from within the company.  I was particularly pleased at the prospect of being able to (fill in the blank), and develop my (fill in the blank) skills.

I feel confident that my experiences both in the workplace and in the classroom would enable me to fill the job requirements effectively.

Please feel free to contact me if I can provide you with any further information.

I appreciate the time you took to interview me. I am very interested in working for you and look forward to hearing from you about this position.

Sincerely,

(Sign your name)

James A. McPherson