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8-Step Basic Cover Letter Builder

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS

This form does NOT save your information and is intended for one-time use. Fill in any of the following fields, leave blank anything you do not wish to include on the final cover letter. Examples are in GREEN text. This has NO spell-checker or grammar-checker so please type carefully, capitalize and punctuate as necessary.

When Printing... you may have to adjust the page margins and the page header or footer. See "Page Setup" under the "File" menu. Always remember to use the "Print Preview" feature under the "File" menu, before your print.

Once the browser window is closed, your information will permanently disappear.



1.   CONTACT INFO
Your Name:
Your Street or Mailing Address:
Your City:
Your Province:
Your Postal Code:
Your Phone Number:
Your Email Address:


2.   DATE SUBMITTED
(The date you wish displayed on the cover letter.) Today's Date: (according to your computers clock)
   


3.   RECIPIENT INFORMATION
Title of Recipient
First Name of Recipient:
Last Name of Recipient:
Position Held by Recipient:
Name of Company/Organization:
Mailing or Street Address:
Town:
Province/State:
Postal Code:


4.   INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH
(For example: It was with great interest that I read the advertisement for Chef in the June 3rd edition of The Creston Valley Advance. Gourmet cooking has always been a passion of mine and I am excited by the thought of working for such a highly regarded restaurant.)


5.   SKILLS SUMMARY PARAGRAPH
(For example: As my enclosed résumé shows, I have a strong background in the hospitality industry with specific experience in personnel management, ethnic food preparation, catering and customer service. I possess excellent professional skills, good people skills and an ability to work effectively as part of a team.)


6.   CLOSING PARAGRAPH
(For example: I would welcome a meeting with you, at your earliest convenience, to find out more about your planned expansion and this particular employment opportunity.)


7.   FONT TYPE AND SIZE
Pick A Font   This is an example of Times New Roman (standard font)
This is an example of Arial
This is an example of Tahoma
This is an example of Century Schoolbook
This is an example of Helvetica
 
Pick A Font Size   (standard is size 12)


8.   FINISH
 
NOTE: After clicking the finish button below, you will be shown the above information in a résumé format. If you wish to make changes to the résumé, simply use the Browser's Back Button to return to this screen and make corrections. Once the browser window is closed, your information will permanently disappear.

If you wish to save this information in Microsoft Word, click the finish button at the bottom, and on the next screen:
1. From the drop-down menu at the top, select "EDIT" and then "SELECT ALL".
2. From the drop-down menu at the top, select "EDIT" and then "COPY".
3. Open Microsoft Word from the Start button.
4. From the drop-down menu at the top in Word, select "EDIT" and then "PASTE".
5. Select "FILE" and "SAVE".