This section of WorkBloom features over 200 cover letter samples/examples spanning various industries and professions. You will find here cover letter samples from experienced professionals, but also from new graduates or stay-at-home parents looking to return to the workforce.
How you write your cover letter should reflect your personal circumstances and the person that you are. Authenticity matters. Don't try to be someone you're not. That being said, now is not the time to be modest.
Click on the links below to view the cover letter samples specific to each industry.
If you are new to this and don't know where to start, we recommend you read this series on cover letter writing:
accounting, auditing, tax
administrative, office work, clerk
government, public organizations, non-profit, military
healthcare, dental, nursing
restaurant, bar, hotel, tourism, entertainment
real estate, housing, property management
logistics, warehouse management, planning
security, military, defense, intelligence
student, internship, new graduate, graduate school
Cover Letter Samples... Finding Inspiration
The hardest part about writing a cover letter is getting started. Once you get started, the rest tends to flow naturally. The one key element that recruiters look for in a cover letter is authenticity. When you write a cover letter, you are communicating your interest in the position and making a statement as to why you are the right candidate for the job. Be careful in finding inspiration by looking at others' cover letters.
Cover Letter Samples to Get a Sense of Your Competition
A good way to approach the cover letter samples that you find online is to imagine they are your competition. This way, you are not trying to copy them. Instead, you are trying to surpass them.
Go through as many drafts as you need to make your cover letter as compelling as possible. Remember that your cover letter will often be your first opportunity to make a good impression. Seize this opportunity. If your resume is lacking, work even harder to compensate through your cover letter.
Editor's Note: Cover letters are also commonly referred to as "application letters" or "job application letters." Regardless of how they are called,
they all serve the same purpose. They are letters of introduction.