Cover Checklist

Use the Cover Letter Checklist to make sure you have covered all the bases with your cover letter. The samples below illustrate appropriate usage of the points addressed in this checklist.  

Sample Cover Letters

To learn about how to tailor your résumé to your audience, read the Tailoring Your Cover Letter and Résumé PDF document.

Samples of What to Include In Your Cover Letter

The previous and following examples are meant to show you effective cover letter formatting and content. Please utilize these samples to internalize concepts, but do not copy and paste them into your own letter. Your letter needs to reflect who you are and not who someone else is.

Samples of What to Include in Introductory Paragraph:

Samples of What to Include in Body Paragraph:

Samples of What to Include in Closing Paragraph: