Cover Letter Templates
Free Cover Letter Templates You can Edit and Download as PDF and Word DOC files
Get started easily with your cover letter writing by choosing a cover letter template. Simply pick a template and start filling in your information.
All our cover letter templates are ATS-friendly and expertly designed to match our resume and CV templates. This ensures that you stand a better chance of getting an interview, and most importantly, your dream job.
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Cover letter templates designed to match
All cover letter templates are designed to match our resume and CV templates. By combining the looks and feel you will impress recruiters and stand out among many other applicants.
Cover letter templates for every career
It doesn't matter if you are seeking an internship, an entry-level job or even a managerial position. Our cover letter templates are built to be used in every industry, just remember it should always reflect your professional personality while meeting your industry's standards.
Our cover letter templates are ATS-friendly
Many companies use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to filter out unqualified cover letters or resumes before they land at the recruiter’s desk. These systems use software trained to scan your cover letter and resume for keywords listed in the job description. All of our templates can only be formatted with ATS-friendly fonts, line height and so on.
Why use a cover letter template?
By using a cover letter template you make sure that you don't miss any necessary information, and the formatting is on point at all times. You only get one chance to impress the recruiter, and you don't want to do any sloppy mistakes. Stick to a professional template.
Download cover letters in PDF or as Word DOC files
As you fill out and write your cover letter, your data is saved, and with a single click within the cover letter builder you can download either as a 100% ATS-compliant PDF file, or a Word DOC file. No flicking around a lot of open windows, making it hard to keep track of your progress.
Learn About Cover Letters
What is a cover letter?
A cover letter is a one page document, that contains additional information about you. It should be tailored to a specific job listing that you are applying for. The letter is directly addressed to the recruiter or hiring manager of that job listing.
When applying for a job, it is usually required to apply with both a resume and a cover letter. Thus, the cover letter cannot stand alone.
The cover letter itself and its content has to contain details about your overall professional qualifications and experiences that best fit the job listing.
What do I include in a cover letter?
You can divide a cover letter into a few sections. The purpose of this is to make it comfortable and easily understable for the reader. The goal is to make them remember what you’re actually trying to tell them and how the company you are applying to can benefit from hiring you.
Here's a quick go-to build:
Cover letter header
Name, phone, address, date
The hiring manager’s name and the company you are applying to
Ie. Dear Melanie
Opening lines where you intend to hook the reader
Why you are a great fit for the company
Why the company is a great fit for you
Short closing with a formal thank you
Make yourself available to any further discussions and say thank you for their time
What do I write in a cover letter?
The content of the cover letter depends on the job listing. A good strategy is to pick out the relevant skills and requirements that the company is looking for through the job listing, and ultimately build your case around it and show with action verbs how you fit into them.
Be sure to check out our Career Blog for inspiration on how to tackle cover letter writing or anything related. There's so much incredible free advice.
How long should a cover letter be?
A cover letter should be short, but explanatory and concise. To be more specific, keep it around 300 words at maximum, and always just at one page. Truth is that most recruiters or hiring managers don't read further than the first few lines.
Therefore be critical, and ask yourself:
- Is this really a good idea to include, or is it just a filler?
- Does it help me, or does it confuse the reader?
You have to promise yourself that you keep very professional about it.