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The information that needs to be included on a cover letter is outline below in a generic formatting. As you would with your resume, personalize the cover letter to the exact job and employer you are seeking out.


Contact Information:



Phone number

Email address

*You could include your Facebook and/or LinkedIn profiles here


Dear Hiring Manager (Use a name if you have it), *Do a google search or a phone call to determine who will be receiving your cover letter. People are much more inclined to read something personalized than generic like “Hiring Manager.”


Include the following information in paragraph form:

  • How you heard of the position and why you are applying
  • What you have to offer the employer and why you are a good fit the position- make valid connections between your skills and the job requirements
  • Thank the employer for their time and consideration and inform them of how you can be reached

Cover Letter Closing:


(Physically sign here if you are handing in a hard copy of your cover letter)

Your Name


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Natalie Swanson – Marketing/Client Relations – Vision Staffing Solutions

July 13, 2012