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|Generic Cover Letter
re: POSITION SOUGHT
INTRO PARAGRAPH (pick one of the three options
1. I am writing in response to your recent
advertisement in PUBLICATION for a POSITION. I
have enclosed a copy of my résumé for your
2. I am writing at the suggestion of NAME, who
has informed me that your company has an opening
for a POSITION. I would be interested in this
position and have enclosed a copy of my résumé
for your consideration.
3. I am writing to inquire as to the availability
of a POSITION position with COMPANY. A copy of my
résumé has been enclosed for your review.
Discuss your skills in this section
one of the two options below):
1. I would like to meet with you at your earliest
convenience to discuss this position. I can be
reached at YOUR PHONE NUMBER. I look forward to
hearing from you.
2. I will contact you on DATE to set a time to
meet with you to discuss this position and how I
can contribute to your company's success. Thank
you for your time and consideration.