Mock Cover Letter
To Whom It May Concern:
You can personalize the greeting if you have that information.
PARAGRAPH 1: STATING INTEREST
Use your first paragraph to express your interest and stand out from other candidates. Why are you a good fit for this job?
I’m writing to express my strong interest in [position title] at [company].
I have [#] months/years of experience working in [administration, advocacy, hospitality or retail]. OR I have [skills relating to the job] from school leadership roles and volunteering in the community.
[Name] referred me to this position.
PARAGRAPH 2: MAKE YOUR SKILLS SHINE
Here you can give 2-3 specific examples of your skills and accomplishments. Relate them to the position you are applying to.
I am very organized and incredibly detail-oriented. During my internship, I organized hundreds of files for my team and successfully managed the calendar of two senior directors.
I’m a strong project manager. When I volunteered, I kept my team on track to prepare care packages for 1,500 families in my community during the holidays.
work well with others and am a strong leader. At school, I advocate for myself and other students with disabilities at major school meetings and assemblies. During my internship, I took initiative to start a statewide taskforce for students with disabilities.
PARAGRAPH 3: YOUR CLOSING
Restate your interest and thank the reader.
I’m very interested in [position] because [I’m studying, I want to be…, I hope to become…, I am for a career in…] OR
I’m a good fit for this role because of [skills, experience, my passion for…]
Thank you so much for your time and consideration!