The True Purpose of Cover and Thank You Letters

Hunting for the perfect job is difficult, you have to make yourself standout to compete against your competitors and to land the desired position. Cover and thank you letters are one way to accomplish that.

 In a cover letter you should mention the position you are applying for, explain your skills and experience that relate to the position, and finish with a request for an interview or meeting. 

                                Joe Smith

                                1234 Main Ave.

                                Columbus, IN 47201

                                (123)-456-7890

                                January 19, 2020

Future Boss

Company Name

987 S. Hiden Rd

New York, NY

(987)-654-4321

Dear Mr. Boss,

I am a student at IUPUC, I saw your now hiring sign and I am applying for the open position as a store manager. 

I am attaching my resume with this cover letter that shows my history in business management. I am currently in my second year with a business major. Also I have three years experience on the floor of a well known retailer. 

I will be in touch to plan a meeting or interview, as well  as a date and time that works for you. Thank you for your time. I am looking forward to meeting you.

Best Regards,

    (Always sign your name!)

Joe Smith

    A thank you letter is just as important as the cover letter. A thank you letter lets your interviewer know that you appreciate the time they put into meeting with you and that you respect their time. You should send the thank you letter within 24 hours of the interview because you want your image fresh in their mind and for them to read the letter before making a final decision. 

                                1234 Main Ave.

                                Columbus, IN 47201

                                (123)-456-7890

                                January 21, 2020

Future Boss

Company Name

987 S. Hiden Rd

New York, NY

(987)-654-4321

Dear Mr. Boss,

I enjoyed meeting with you to discuss the store manager position opening in your business. Our discussion only strengthened my desire to become a part of your store.Your floor staff was friendly and courteous. 

Company Name is precisely the company I want to manage. I see myself having great success working with you and your colleagues. 

Yours Truly,

(Always sign your name!)

Joe Smith

    Cover and thank you letters are a very quick and effective way to make yourself stand apart from competition in the employment field. I highly recommend taking your time and having someone proofread them just like you do with your resume. You would not want to send out a grammatical or spelling error, these would make you stand out in the wrong way. 

Tevis Tolliver

I am currently an IUPUC student enrolled in the business management program. I created this website to educate my audience about job cover letters and thank you letters. I hope you found this helpful. You may contact my through my email if you have further questions or would like to comment. tevtolli@IU.edu

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