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Sample Resume Cover Letter Template

Most people aren't sure what to include in their resume cover letter and simply end up introducing their "attached resume" or CV.

But this really is a wasted opportunity.

Instead, use your cover letter to really sell yourself to your interviewers.

The chances of your CV or resume being read in full or read at all greatly increase if your cover letter, which is read first, engages your interviewers enough for them to want to know more about you.

Where Can I Find A Sample Resume Cover Letter?

Here's a sample resume cover letter for use in response to an advert:


Mary Allan
3 The Ridings

Mr James Hunt
Personnel Manager
IT Department
ABC Bank

Dear Mr Hunt

RE: Advert for IT Supervisor, Evening News 15 September 2008

I wish to apply for the position of IT Supervisor based at your Oxford branch, as advertised in the above publication on 15 September 2008.

I have more than eight years experience in IT, the last three as an IT Team Leader, a role to which I was promoted by my current employer.

My team comprises 8 engineers and I am responsible for all aspects of their work and performance. Under my leadership we've had huge successes which include:

  • Reducing IT fault-fix-times from an average of 35 minutes to an average of 18 minutes, and
  • Reducing average fault response times from 24 hours to 16 hours

I am confident that I can help ABC Bank achieve its IT aims through a focus on efficiency and customer service and would welcome the opportunity to discuss my contribution at interview.

I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

Ms Mary Allan


Do You Have Other Sample Resume Cover Letters?

Yes we do. If you'd like to download our 15 page Cover Letters Guide you'll recieve 4 resume cover letters examples. 

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