How to Write and Type a COVER LETTER

177 Autumn Street (Return Address - begin at the top of page)
Gold Lake, Ontario
K7K 7K1 ( Enter twice to leave one blank line)
October 16, 2000 (Date) (enter four or five times)
 Ms. Pat Cummings (Inside Address)
Crimson College
Abbey Dawn Road
Kingston, Ontario (enter twice)
Dear Ms. Cummings: (Salutation – always end with a colon) (enter twice)

Re: #77132000 – Writing Instructor (Ref. Line after the salutation) (enter 2x)

Please consider this letter and the enclosed resume as an application for the position of Writing Instructor as advertised in the Gold Lake Gazette. (enter twice)

I have been a college-level teacher of writing for the past eleven years and offer strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills. I am also a writer; my published works include short stories, essays, and poems. Last February, a one-act play of mine was produced in New York City. I also have experience ghostwriting, editing for the Tree Top Review, and publicity writing for a rock group. (enter twice)

I am confident that the above-listed experience distinguishes me as a qualified candidate for your opening. I would be delighted to discuss further how my abilities match your requirements. I can be contacted at (712) 333-4444. (enter twice)

Yours truly, (closing always with a comma) (enter four or five times)


Sandy Shores (type you name) (enter twice)

Encl. (type Encl. If enclosure) 


Sample Cover Letter

55 Penny Lane
Kingston, Ontario ENTER YOUR ADDRESS
K7K 1P1


Mr. E. Gill, Director
Human Resources Department
Corporation of the City of Kingston
216 Ontario Street
Kingston, Ontario
K2K 1P0

Dear Mr. Gill:

I am applying for the position of dockhand at Confederation Basin, through Parks and Recreation. This Position was listed in the Parks and Recreation Student Summer Jobs book.

I have two summers’ experience as a sailing instructor for a summer sailing school in London. I was responsible for all the sailboats and equipment used in the program, including their upkeep, proper mooring and security. I get along well with others and enjoy meeting new people.

Enclosed you will find my resume which describes my qualifications further. I am interested in meeting with you to discuss my suitability for this position. I can be reached at 544-2000 from 3:30 p.m. on or you may leave a message at that number during the day.

I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you for your time.

Yours truly, 


William White