Sample Cover Letter

527 West Ave.
Elmswood, CT 23865

October 28, 2004

Mr. Michael Black
Director of Human Resources
Global Answers
6542 Sioux Falls, NY

Dear Mr. Black:

It is with great interest that I am applying for the position of chief accountant. When I read the job description of your ad in the New York Times on August 12th, I felt that it was an ideal match with my career aspirations. I have always wanted to work for an oustanding company in the Fortune 500 such as Global Answers.

I believe that I am the ideal candidate for the position due to my extensive experience as an auditor for KPMG. At my current position at KPMG, I perform all of the same tasks that are described in your ad for the chief accountant position. In addition to that I have a reputation for being a hard worker who makes sure the job is done right the first time. My reports are always completed well ahead of the deadline.

Feel free to contact me and setup an interview at your earliest convenience. You can reach me by way of e-mail at or by way of phone at (555) 555-5555. I look forward to discussing with you my future with Global Answers. Thanks for your time and consideration. 


Ken Jacobs 

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