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Chapter 19: Cover/Application Letters

Rebekah bennetch, corey owen, and zachary keesey.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain the difference between a cover letter and a résumé
  • Recall at least three tips for making your cover letter stand out
  • Distinguish between the four parts of a cover letter and the purposes of each
  • Analyze a sample cover letter to determine strengths and weakness

Key Terms and Concepts

  • cover letter / application letter
  • full block letter format

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In the era of social media, the idea of writing a cover letter to introduce your résumé may seem outdated. However, the cover letter (also known as an application letter ) still serves a few critical functions. If your résumé is characterized by breadth— giving a broad overview of your qualifications—the cover letter is characterized by depth— choosing a few most significant qualifications to cover in detail.

Your cover letter is the first writing sample your employer will see from you that is written in paragraphs rather than bullet points. In paragraphs, it is easier to market your unique qualifications and how you will fit in with the culture of the company. An effective cover letter will create a picture of you as a potential employee, and inspire a potential employer to learn more about you.

Keep the following tips in mind as you write your cover letter:

  • Your cover letter is essentially an argument for why you should be granted an interview.
  • Make sure to support the claim that you are qualified for the position with evidence . This evidence should come from the pre-writing exercises you did in the previous chapter .
  • Demonstrate your authority by speaking in detail about your qualifications, and show the reader that you have the skills and abilities necessary to do the job at hand. The more detail you offer and the more precise your language is, the more the reader will be able to picture you doing the job. See the sample cover letter below for examples of “showing.”
  • Use your audience analysis research to help you connect with the company and to choose the appropriate tone, level of formality, and level of technicality
  • Follow the full block format for professional letters found in the Technical Communication chapter .
  • Aim for one page for your letter and avoid spilling over onto a second
  • Follow the Seven Cs to make sure you’ve edited your letter professionally

Outline for Cover Letters

With some adjustments, the full block format will help you design your cover letter , but what about the actual content? The general outline for a cover letter has four parts, each with their own elements. They are:

Opening Paragraph

Body paragraph(s), closing paragraph.

Make sure your cover letter has all the elements discussed below. Otherwise, your cover letter risks not being the persuasive document it needs to be to get you an interview.

Make your best attempt to find a specific name (or at least the job title) of the person to whom you should address this letter. Avoid using generic salutations like “Dear Hiring Manager,” as they do not add any relation to your letter. If you do not know the specific audience to direct your letter to, you can omit this portion of the letter.

State why you are writing, specifically naming the position to which you are applying. Indicate how you learned about the position (networking if you can). In one sentence, create a pathos appeal by using your audience analysis research to establish a connection with the company. Finally, in one sentence, summarize your strongest qualification/s for the job, in order to build ethos.

Your body paragraphs show how you are uniquely qualified for the position. Build each paragraph around a single qualification or unique professional strength that relates to the job for which you are applying. Open the paragraph with a claim about this qualification/strength, and then provide a developed illustration of a time in your work or academic history when you used/excelled at this skill, or used it to benefit others.

For example, if the job requires excellent customer service skills, you might discuss a time in which you used your customer service skills to defuse a conflict or increase your company’s profits. It can be effective to conclude your middle paragraphs with sentences that express how these past experiences prepare you for the potential job. These concluding statements contribute to your ethos by demonstrating your good judgement, and establish an effective logos appeal by drawing connections between your skills and experiences and the company’s needs.

Be sure to begin each paragraph with a clear topic sentence that unifies the information found in the paragraph.

Thank the reader for their time and consideration. Gesture towards an interview. You may explicitly request an interview, or you may wish to include such a phrase as, “I look forward to discussing my qualifications with you in person soon.” If there is any information the reader should know about getting in touch with you, include it; if your phone number and email address do not appear elsewhere in the cover letter, include them here. You may refer the reader to your enclosed résumé.

Exercise #1: Interactive Video

Watch the interactive video below about strategies for creating a cover letter. The video will stop at different points to check your understanding of the material.

The original version of this chapter contained H5P content. You may want to remove or replace this element.

Link to Original Video: tinyurl.com/incrediblecl

Exercise #2: Sample Cover Letters

Below are images of two cover letters. The first image shows an outline version. The second one is a sample. Review the outline, and then read the sample. Does the sample meet all the criteria we have discussed in this chapter? Why or why not? How could it be improved?

If you need a reminder on what the criteria for each part is, click the icon at the end of each element.

Key Takeaways

  • The cover letter is your argument for why a company should hire you. It is a way for you to market your qualifications to a potential employer and explain how you will fit into the company culture. This is accomplished by choosing your most significant qualifications and discussing them in detail.
  • It is not enough to say “I have customer service skills.” You must back up this claim with evidence from your past experiences.
  • It is also important to create a connection with your audience. If you can show how your own goals align with the company, it will be easier for them to see why you would be a good fit.
  • Your cover letter should have four elements: a Salutation, Opening Paragraph, Body Paragraph(s), and Closing Paragraph.
  • For the Salutation, avoid generic greetings if possible. Try your best to find the specific name of the person receiving your letter.
  • The Opening Paragraph is your chance to forge a connection to the company. Explain why you want to work for the company and summarize your strongest qualifications.
  • Each Body Paragraph should focus on a specific qualification and provide evidence of how you acquired and/or used that qualification.
  • The Closing Paragraph is there to thank the reader and affirm your interest in an interview. Don’t forget to include your name and any necessary contact information.

Attributions

This chapter is adapted from “Technical Writing” by Allison Gross, Annemarie Hamlin, Billy Merck, Chris Rubio, Jodi Naas, Megan Savage, and Michele DeSilva (on Open Oregon ). It is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

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Job Application Letter Format

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A job application letter (also known as a cover letter) is a letter you send with your resume to provide information on your skills and experience. This letter is your chance to “sell” yourself to an employer, explaining why you are an ideal candidate for a position.

When you write your job application letter, it’s essential to pay close attention to formatting . There’s a right way to format a cover letter; deviate from the standard guidelines and hiring managers may drop you from consideration.

In fact, anything that makes your job application letter appear less than professional can prevent hiring managers from taking you seriously as a candidate. Make sure your cover letter is formatted properly and is free from errors before you send. 

Tips for Writing a Job Application Letter

Do not copy your resume. A cover letter is a sales pitch. The purpose of this letter is to convince the hiring manager that you’re a strong candidate and to highlight your relevant experience and abilities. Your application letter should show how exactly your background makes you a good fit for a particular position. In contrast, your resume is a general record of your experience, education, and accomplishments.

Tailor each application letter to the job. As mentioned above, emphasize in your letter why you are an ideal candidate for the specific job. This requires that you personalize each letter to fit the company and position. Match your qualifications to the job posting by highlighting the skills, experience, and requirements listed in the description.

Be professional. Application letters have a fairly rigid format—as hiring managers read your letter, they will expect to see certain information included in set areas. You have freedom within the structure to be personable, but it is important to stick to a certain level of formality. Pay particular attention to the professionalism of your salutation . You wouldn't, for instance, want to refer to the letter's recipient by their first name unless specifically requested.

Carefully proofread. Employers are likely to overlook an application with a lot of errors. Therefore, read through your cover letter, and even consider asking a friend or career counselor to read the letter. Proofread for grammar and spelling errors. Be particularly mindful to spell the letter recipient's name correctly, as well as the company name.

Follow business letter format. Use business letter format when writing your letter. If you’re sending a typed hard-copy letter, be sure to lead with a paragraph containing your address, followed by the date, followed by the address of the recipient. If you’re sending an email, you can omit the address and date sections.  

Decide whether to send a hard copy or email. The main difference in formatting an email application letter is that you need to include a subject line that clearly lays out your purpose for writing, e.g. “Graphic Designer—Joe Smith.” And, instead of placing your contact information at the top of the letter, as you would in a hard copy, you'll include it below your signature.

Since your application letter will be accompanied by your resume, make sure the letter does not duplicate your resume exactly.

Use this formatting information as a guideline when writing your customized application letters , so you know what information goes where.  

Contact Information Name Address City, State Zip Code Phone Number Email Address

Employer Contact Information (if you have it) Name Title Company Address City, State Zip Code

Salutation Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name, (leave out if you don't have a contact)

Body of Application Letter The body of your application letter lets the employer know what position you are applying for, why the employer should select you for an interview, and how you will follow up. See below for a paragraph-by-paragraph breakdown of the body of the letter.

First Paragraph The  first paragraph  of your letter should include information on why you are writing. Mention the job you are applying for and where you found the job listing. Include the name of a mutual contact, if you have one. You might conclude by briefly and concisely saying why you think you are an ideal candidate for the job.

Middle Paragraph(s) The next section of your application letter should describe what you have to offer the employer.

It can be a single paragraph, or you can break it up into a couple of paragraphs. If the section gets lengthy, you may use bullet points to break up the text. Remember, you are interpreting your resume, not repeating it.

Mention specifically how  your qualifications match the job  you are applying for. In this portion of the letter, make your case for your candidacy.

It can be helpful to spend some time researching the company —this knowledge and insight helps you make an informed and persuasive argument for your candidacy.

Use specific examples whenever possible. For example, if you say that you have lots of experience working successfully on team projects, provide an example of a time you worked in a group and achieved success.

Final Paragraph Conclude your application letter by thanking the employer for considering you for the position. Include information on how you will follow up.

Complimentary Close (examples)

Signature (for a hard copy letter)

Typed Signature

Download the job application letter template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or see below for more examples.

Melissa Brown 11 South Street Harbor View, Maine 04005 555-555-5555 melissa.brown@email.com

July 14, 2021

Jason Rivera Human Resources Director Avery Solutions, Inc. 700 Commerce Way Harbor View, Maine 04005

Dear Mr. Rivera,

I was excited when my former colleague, Stephanie Taylor, told me that you were hiring for a Human Resources Specialist at Avery Solutions.

Stephanie has told me how important teamwork is to your group at Avery, and how much you need an HR Specialist who can fit in with the department and hit the ground running on day one. I believe that I am the ideal candidate for your team.

In my current job at Smith Group, I created and run our onboarding program, including organizing background checks and new hire orientation. I also have extensive experience in:

  • Data reporting/data entry on HRIS software
  • Recruiting and hiring processes, including creating job descriptions and postings, screening resumes, and scheduling interviews
  • Producing company events, such as the annual company-wide picnic (100+ employees from across the country)

I’d love to speak with you about my qualifications and what I can do for your team. I’ve attached my resume for your consideration. Please don’t hesitate to contact me on my cell at 555-555-5555 with questions or to arrange an interview.

Best regards,

Signature (hard copy letter)

Melissa Brown

Job Application Email Example 

Subject Line: George Woo – Editorial Assistant

Dear Ms. Cortez,

I was excited when Ada Wilson told me that you were looking for an editorial assistant with a background in rights and research and a passion for digital media. She suggested that I throw my hat in the ring, and I’d love the opportunity to tell you more about what I can offer your team.

I’ve interned for Ada’s team for the past three summers, developing extensive experience with the rights and research process. Last year, I was instrumental in securing the rights to include Sara Frey’s poems in our digital anthology – a first for an online publisher, according to Ms. Frey’s estate.

I also have:

  • Expertise with most popular content management systems, including WordPress
  • Analytics knowledge, including expert-level facility with Google Analytics
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to meeting deadlines

I hope you’ll reach out at your convenience to tell me more about your team’s goals and needs for the coming year. You can reach me on my cell at 555-123-4567 or via email at George.Woo@email.com.

How to Get Your Application Noticed

Don’t copy your resume: Your job application letter is a sales pitch. Don’t regurgitate your resume; instead, use this document to sell the hiring manager on your skills.

Tailor your application letter to the job: Match your skills and qualifications to the job description, highlighting those that make you an ideal candidate.

Be professional: Use business letter format and be sure to proofread your letter before you send.

CareerOneStop. " How Do I Write a Cover Letter ?" Accessed July 14, 2021.

CareerOneStop. " Write Effective Cover Letters ." Accessed July 14, 2021.

Purdue University. " Writing the Basic Business Letter ." Accessed July 14, 2021.

ENGL210: Technical Writing

Job application letters.

This chapter focuses on the application letter (sometimes called a "cover letter"), which together with the resume is often called the "job package". You may already have written one or both of these employment-seeking documents. That's okay. Read and study this section, and then apply the guidelines here to the resumes and application letters you have created in the past.

In many job applications, you attach an application letter to your resume. Actually, the letter comes before the resume.

The role of the application letter is to draw a clear connection between the job you are seeking and your qualifications listed in the resume. To put it another way, the letter matches the requirements of the job with your qualifications, emphasizing how you are right for that job. The application letter is not a lengthy summary of the resume – not at all. It selectively mentions information in the resume, as appropriate.

Common Types of Application Letters

To begin planning your letter, decide which type of application letter you need. This decision is in part based on employers' requirements and, in part, based on what your background and employment needs are. In many ways, types of application letters are like the types of resumes. The types of application letters can be defined according to amount and kind of information:

  • Objective letters – One type of letter says very little: it identifies the position being sought, indicates an interest in having an interview, and calls attention to the fact that the resume is attached. It also mentions any other special matters that are not included on the resume, such as dates and times when you are available to come in for an interview. This letter does no salesmanship and is very brief. (It represents the true meaning of "cover" letter.)
  • Highlight letters – Another type of application letter, the type you do for most technical writing courses, tries to summarize the key information from the resume, the key information that will emphasize that you are a good candidate for the job. In other words, it selects the best information from the resume and summarizes it in the letter – this type of letter is specially designed to make the connection with the specific job.

How do you know which to write? For most technical-writing courses, write the highlight letter. However, in "real-life" situations, try calling the prospective employer; study the job advertisement for clues.

Common Sections in Application Letters

As for the actual content and organization of the paragraphs within the application letter (specifically for the highlight type of application letter), consider the following common approaches.

Introductory paragraph. That first paragraph of the application letter is the most important; it sets everything up – the tone, focus, as well as your most important qualification. A typical problem in the introductory paragraph involves diving directly into work and educational experience. Bad idea! A better idea is to do some combination of the following:

  • State the purpose of the letter – to inquire about an employment opportunity.
  • Indicate the source of your information about the job – newspaper advertisement, a personal contact, or other.
  • State one eye-catching, attention-getting thing about yourself in relation to the job or to the employer that will cause the reader to want to continue.

And you try to do all things like these in the space of a very short paragraph – no more than 3 to 4 lines of the standard business letter.

Main body paragraphs. In the main parts of the application letter, you present your work experience, education, training – whatever makes that connection between you and the job you are seeking. Remember that this is the most important job you have to do in this letter – to enable the reader to see the match between your qualifications and the requirements for the job.

There are two common ways to present this information:

  • Functional approach – This one presents education in one section, and work experience in the other. If there were military experience, that might go in another section. Whichever of these section contains your "best stuff" should come first, after the introduction.
  • Thematic approach – This one divides experience and education into groups such as "management", "technical", "financial", and so on and then discusses your work and education related to them in separate paragraphs.

If you read the section on functional and thematic organization of resumes, just about everything said there applies here. Of course, the letter is not exhaustive or complete about your background – it highlights just those aspects of your background that make the connection with the job you are seeking.

Another section worth considering for the main body of the application letter is one in which you discuss your goals, objectives – the focus of your career – what you are doing, or want to do professionally. A paragraph like this is particularly good for people just starting their careers, when there is not much to put in the letter. Of course, be careful about loading a paragraph like this with "sweet nothings". For example, "I am seeking a challenging, rewarding career with a dynamic upscale company where I will have ample room for professional and personal growth" – come on! give us a break! Might as well say, "I want to be happy, well-paid, and well-fed".

Closing paragraph. In the last paragraph of the application letter, you can indicate how the prospective employer can get in touch with you and when are the best times for an interview. This is the place to urge that prospective employer to contact you to arrange an interview.

Background Details in the Application Letter

One of the best ways to make an application letter great is to work in details, examples, specifics about related aspects of your educational and employment background. Yes, if the resume is attached, readers can see all the details there. However, a letter that is overly general and vague might generate so little interest that the reader might not even care to turn to the resume.

In the application letter, you work in selective detail that makes your letter stand out, makes it memorable, and substantiates the claims you make about your skills and experience. Take a look at this example, which is rather lacking in specifics:

Now take a look at the revision:

Checklist of Common Problems in Application Letters

  • Readability and white space – Are there any dense paragraphs over 8 lines? Are there comfortable 1-inch to 1.5-inch margins all the way around the letter? Is there adequate spacing between paragraphs and between the components of the letter?
  • Page fill – Is the letter placed on the page nicely: not crammed at the top one-half of the page; not spilling over to a second page by only three or four lines?
  • General neatness, professional-looking quality – Is the letter on good quality paper, and is the copy clean and free of smudges and erasures?
  • Proper use of the business-letter format – Have you set up the letter in one of the standard business-letter formats? (See the references earlier in this chapter.)
  • Overt, direct indication of the connection between your background and the requirements of the job – Do you emphasize this connection?
  • A good upbeat, positive tone – Is the tone of your letter bright and positive? Does it avoid sounding overly aggressive, brash, over-confident (unless that is really the tone you want)? Does your letter avoid the opposite problem of sounding stiff, overly reserved, stand-offish, blasé, indifferent?
  • A good introduction – Does your introduction establish the purpose of the letter? Does it avoid diving directly into the details of your work and educational experience? Do you present one little compelling detail about yourself that will cause the reader to want to keep reading?
  • A good balance between brevity and details – Does your letter avoid becoming too detailed (making readers less inclined to read thoroughly)? Does your letter avoid the opposite extreme of being so general that it could refer to practically anybody?
  • Lots of specifics (dates, numbers, names, etc.) – Does your letter present plenty of specific detail but without making the letter too densely detailed? Do you present hard factual detail (numbers, dates, proper names) that make you stand out as an individual?
  • A minimum of information that is simply your opinion of yourself – Do you avoid over-reliance on information that is simply your opinions about yourself. For example, instead of saying that you "work well with others", do you cite work experience that proves that fact but without actually stating it?
  • Grammar, spelling, usage – And of course, does your letter use correct grammar, usage, and spelling?

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Application Letter: Definition, Types and How to write it

We are all familiar with writing the application of leave of absence at least once in our lives. If you can’t relate, there are countless other times application letters are written. It can be for a job, asking for permission to host a football competition on the school grounds, asking for a transfer certificate after your dad gets posted somewhere else, etc. Here, I will tell you how you will write a general application letter.

What is an Application Letter?

If you’ve been following, the letter you write when you request for something, ask permission for something or apply for something, is an application letter. It is usually a one-page letter. It can be written for domestic or professional purposes. It can also accompany documents sometimes, like job application letters. So to say, application letters encompass more than cover letters; they can be an inquiry and a request letter too.

Types of Application Letters:

Following this thread, application letters can be classified into 3 broad groups . They include:

  • Job Application Letter ( sample )
  • Academic Application Letter ( sample )
  • Personal Application Letter

Examples of job application letters include:

See cover letters

Examples of academic application letters include:

  • Application letter seeking permission
  • Scholarship application letter
  • Application for leave of absence/in advance
  • Application for a seat in the hostel
  • Application for a testimonial, etc.

Examples of personal application letters include:

  • Loan application letter
  • Rental application letter
  • Application letter for a deduction of fine
  • Application withdrawal letter
  • Internship application letter
  • Transfer application letter
  • Application letter for a travel grant, etc.

Note that these personal letters can be written person-to-person or person-to-business.

Steps on How to Write An Application Letter:

Like any other basic letter writing, the application letter starts with planning. Plan on the content, enquire about the recipient, think through about the details to include, keep things simple and short, and et voilà!

Let’s break things down.

Suppose you are writing an application to your college professor for the retake of your Microeconomics exam. Here’s how you draft your piece:

  • Start with the date.
  • Include the name of the professor, his post, department, and name of the university. Your professor can be an external or internal faculty. If he is an external faculty, mention this and the name of your university. If not, you still should include it to make things more precise. Add his contact information.
  • Follow this up with the date. Proceed to the subject line, here, application for the retake on an exam is the subject.
  • In the first paragraph, introduce yourself. Mention your name, batch, and program, followed by the course name. Now state why you are writing, which is to apply for the retake of your Microeconomics exam.
  • Next paragraph should mention the reasons for you to skip the exam. Make sure they are valid grounds. If you had been sick, attach prescriptions or documents from the appointment. If you had been away for personal issues, give brief details of the event.
  • In the closing paragraph, ask him/her to excuse you on these grounds and to retake your exam and say how it will be beneficial to you.
  • Close with your details. Don’t forget to add your contact information like the mailing ID here.

Tips to Remember:

  • Take care of the readability and white space in your letter.
  • Make sure your pints connect with each other. Don’t include irrelevant information since an application is to be concise by format.
  • Take care of grammatical and spelling errors.
  • Be sure of the dates you are writing in the letter.

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Job Application Letter: Definition, Structure, and Examples

A job application letter is usually required as a supporting letter when applying for a job. How the hell, how to make it? Come on, see the following article!

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Application letter

Apart from attaching Curriculum Vitae (CV) and portfolio, job application letter should not be forgotten, you know. A job application letter generally contains a brief explanation of your data, the position you are applying for, and the reasons for applying for the position. By attaching an attractive job application letter, your chances of being accepted for a job will be even greater, you know. The following is information on how to write a job application letter.

Definition of Job Application Letter

A job application letter is a letter that is usually used as a cover letter when an applicant wants to apply for a job at a company. Usually a job application letter consists of only one page and contains only a few main paragraphs.

Structure Application letter

Well, in making a job application letter, there is a structure that must be considered so as not to be missed, namely:

  • Recipient address.

In this section, you simply include the name of the district/city followed by the name of the province. Example: Bogor, West Java.

  • Self introduction.

Include your name, residential address and contact person who can be contacted.

  • Explanation of expertise in accordance with the desired position.

Make sure in this paragraph you have packaged it well, because this paragraph will determine whether or not you apply for a job.

I want to apply for a Graphic Design position, because I am able to operate Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator software. So my skills are very relevant to the position.

  • Explanation of experience relevant to the desired position.

In addition, I have experience as Head of the Communications and Information Division of the DKV Student Association for 1 year. While serving in that position, I was in charge and responsible for designing Instagram social media accounts and making designs for posters when the association held an event.

  • Document attachment.

In this section, you list the documents that will be used as attachments. Required attachments include: CV, portfolio, passport photo and identification.

  • Closing Event

You can convey hope and thanks at the end .

Here I attach my CV and Portfolio. I hope I can join your company. Thank you for the opportunity.

Example Job Application Letter Via Email

Since currently applying for a job can be done by sending an email. Make sure you include information concisely and clearly so that it is easy to read. The following is an example of a job application letter via email.

Dear. Daily Social Personnel

Through this email, I am Muhammad Yazid intending to apply for a job vacancy as a Content Writer Intern at the Daily Social Company as published on the Twitter account @dailysocial

Currently, I have a background as a student of the Publishing Study Program. I am heavily involved in the world of writing, content and journalism. I also have experience as Editor-in-Chief of Type Magazine LPM.

With this, I believe that my experience and competence can bring many benefits to fill positions in Writer. Here I attach a curriculum vitae containing a link to my portfolio.

Thank you for your time, I hope to join and be a part of Daily Social.

Yours faithfully,

Muhammad Yazid

The following is information about job application letters and examples. So, don't be wrong again when you make a job application letter.

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Social Worker Cover Letter Example (W/ Templates & Tips for 2024)

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You've come a long way from when you first realized you wanted to help people and improve their lives.

Your dedication to understanding and helping others has been the driving force behind your journey to becoming a social worker. That passion that prompted late-night studies and countless hours of fieldwork is finally about to pay off.

However, there's just one tiny obstacle that's proving to be more challenging than you expected: crafting an attention-grabbing social worker cover letter.

Facing the empty page that should show off your dedication, skills, and the difference you aim to make feels a bit like navigating the complexities of a case without any background information. 

But worry not!

In this article, we’re going to guide you through the steps you should take to represent your social work prowess on paper.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

Social Worker Cover Letter Example

  • 5 Steps to Writing an Impactful Social Worker Cover Letter
  • 3 Essential Social Work Cover Letter Tips

...and so much more!

Let's dive right in!

Social Worker Cover Letter Example

5 Steps for the Perfect Social Worker Cover Letter

So, you've just read a social worker cover letter that seals the deal. 

Ready to write your own stellar cover letter ? Just follow the steps below: 

#1. Put Contact Information in the Header

Kick off your cover letter with your contact information and position it at the header, much like how you'd set it up on your resume .

Here’s what to include:

  • Full Name: Start by listing your first name and surname right at the top.
  • Professional Title: Align the title on your cover letter with the specific social worker position you're eyeing. The hiring manager is likely going through stacks of applications for various roles, so it’s super helpful when you're clear about the specific role you're applying for.
  • Email Address: Go for a professional email address, ideally a mix of your first and last name. Remember, that fun email from your teen years? Maybe not the best pick here. So, while "[email protected]" might give someone a chuckle, it's better to stick with something like "[email protected]."
  • Phone Number: Write down your phone number correctly and if you're branching out to international roles, make sure to add the dial code too. 
  • Location: Your city and state or country generally cover it. But if you’re on the hunt for remote roles or you're eyeing a big move, make that known.
  • Relevant Links (Optional): You might want to include any fitting websites, publications, or profiles, like your LinkedIn .

Now, it’s time to list the hiring manager's details.

Here’s your go-to list:

  • Organization Name: Pen down the name of the agency, nonprofit, or institution you're reaching out to.  
  • Hiring Manager’s Name: If you can dig it up, list the name of the hiring manager or department head. A quick peek at the job post, the organization’s site, or LinkedIn might give you the scoop.  
  • Hiring Manager’s Title: Found the right person? If you see they are the "Director of Child Welfare Services," for example, use that specific title. It’s a bit more personal than calling them the generic "Hiring Manager."   
  • Location: Stick to the city and state or country, especially if they have multiple locations. If you want to add a bit more detail, the street address works.  
  • Email Address (Optional): If you've found the hiring manager’s email, it’s a neat detail to add.  
  • Date of Writing (Optional): Dropping in the date you crafted your cover letter adds that sprinkle of professionalism.

Here’s a bunch of cover letter examples to check that can further inspire you to craft the perfect cover letter. 

#2. Address the Hiring Manager

After jotting down all the essential contact details, it’s time to address the hiring manager .

How you address your cover letter can add a personal touch to your cover letter and make you a more memorable candidate.

Kick things off with a bit of detective work. Scope out the job posting, the company's website, or LinkedIn to unearth the hiring manager for the social work role you're eyeing. This can help you find their name and perhaps even their email.

Then, keep things polite and professional - but steer clear from the age-old "To Whom It May Concern," though. That's so last century! It's typically a good move to use "Ms." or "Mr.," followed by their surname. But if you're in the dark about their gender or marital status, just write down their entire name. For instance:

  • Dear Mr. Rodriguez,
  • Dear Jordan Rodriguez,

Hit a dead-end and can't unearth details about the hiring manager or the head of the social work team? 

No stress! 

Simply address your letter to the broader department or the organization as a whole:

  • Dear Social Work Department,
  • Dear Social Work Hiring Crew,
  • Dear Human Resources Selection Team,
  • Dear Chief of Social Work,

#3. Write an Eye-Catching Opening Statement

Selection committees often spend only about seven seconds skimming a social work applicant's materials before determining its worth for a more thorough review.

That's why it's paramount to make a striking first impression with your social worker cover letter.

Kickstart your letter by introducing yourself and stating precisely why you're drawn to the position. Highlighting your genuine passion for the field and the specific role can captivate the hiring manager.

Another smart move is to familiarize yourself with the organization or agency you're applying to. The more insights you have about them, the better you can emphasize your alignment with their mission and values. This thoughtful approach indicates to the selection committee that you're not just scattering applications in the wind, but are genuinely vested in this particular role.

Depending on your professional experience in social work, you might want to lead with a significant contribution you've made or underline the skills that earmark you as the ideal candidate for the role.

However, keep things concise. Your aim should be to ignite the hiring manager’s interest, prompting them to explore the entirety of your cover letter without overwhelming them from the get-go.

#4. Use the Cover Letter Body for the Details

The body of your cover letter is where you can delve into detail about what makes you the right fit for the role. 

It's essential here to refrain from merely echoing your social worker resume . This part should vividly display your expertise in social work and the unique strengths you bring to the table. Your primary goal is to assure the hiring manager that you're not just another candidate but the right fit for their team. 

Reference any significant interventions, cases, or community programs you've been a part of, and anchor these experiences to the specifics of the job posting.

One way to do this is by checking the job listing. If the role emphasizes trauma-informed care, child welfare, or substance abuse counseling, for instance, highlight your experiences and skills in those areas rather than other unrelated experiences.

Being well-informed about the organization’s objectives, community initiatives, or therapeutic approach can be advantageous. If you've had experiences or training that align with their methodologies or have a familiarity with the populations they serve, highlight that. This underscores your genuine interest and how you resonate with their organizational ethos and mission.

Lastly, let your passion for social work and helping others come through. Emphasize your eagerness for the role and your firm belief in making a meaningful difference through your specific skills and insights.

Make sure to also avoid these common cover letter mistakes at all costs while you’re at it! 

#5. Wrap It Up and Sign It

Concluding your cover letter with finesse can make all the difference for an aspiring social worker.

It's pivotal to ensure that your closing remarks reaffirm the positive impression you've worked hard to build throughout your letter. You wouldn't want the hiring manager second-guessing any of the valuable points you've made.

In your conclusion, confidently reiterate the reasons that make you an ideal candidate for the social work role, or highlight those experiences that distinctly set you apart from others in the field.

Following your recap, usher in a call to action. Encourage the hiring manager to talk in more detail about how you’d be a perfect fit for the organization. This proactive approach can increase your chances of securing an interview.

Finally, wrap up your letter with an air of professionalism. Opt for a fitting valediction, then pen down your full name. Here’s an example:

I'm available at the listed email or contact number to discuss any further details or set up an interview. I eagerly await an opportunity to explore my candidacy more comprehensively at your convenience.

Warm regards,

If you feel "Warm regards" is commonplace, here are a few alternatives to consider:

  • Yours sincerely,
  • With appreciation,
  • In gratitude,
  • Thank you for your time and consideration,

Social Worker Cover Letter Structure

3 Essential Social Worker Cover Letter Tips

Now that you're armed with the basics of crafting a standout cover letter, let's dive into some key cover letter tips tailored specifically for social workers to give yours that extra shine:

#1. Match Your Resume

When you're in the process of applying for a role as a social worker, it's crucial to keep your application consistent - both visually and in terms of content.

That’s why we recommend your resume and cover letter match each other as much as possible, especially in terms of formatting and layout. 

If they don't, you might come across as messy and unstructured.

It's important to neatly align your text and contact information on your cover letter and make sure you’re using the same font size and style in both documents. Be attentive to things like margins and line spacing too. 

Lastly, always aim to keep your cover letter within a single page - just like you would your resume.

Or Use A Cover Letter Template Instead

Short on time? No stress. 

Use our free resume builder to create the perfect social worker resume. 

Then pick a matching cover letter template to save time and effort.

All of our templates are made with the help of hiring managers from around the globe, ensuring every detail fits industry standards. So, besides saving time, you're adding a professionally designed, matching cover letter to your resume. It's a win-win!

Social Worker Cover Letter Examples

#2. Be Enthusiastic 

Now, let's talk about enthusiasm. It can shift the whole dynamic of your cover letter, and it's simpler to transmit than you might think. 

Contrary to popular belief, an enthusiastic cover letter doesn't mean lavishing the company you're applying to with over-the-top compliments. Really, it's all about projecting a positive and passionate attitude about your role as a social worker.

Enthusiasm within a cover letter is important for a number of reasons. Hiring managers often use it as a barometer to gauge your personality and your genuine interest in the job. When they read your cover letter and see how excited you are, they are more likely to see you as a motivated candidate who truly values the role of a social worker.

By portraying passion and excitement about your work, you indirectly show a dedicated and positive approach to your profession. This can distinguish you from other candidates who may view the job simply as a means to an end.

However, while enthusiasm is critical, remember not to tip the balance towards arrogance. Your confidence should not translate into overconfidence. Avoid excessive self-praise or flattery towards the company. 

#3. Be Formal

Professionalism is key when it comes to cover letters, and adopting a formal tone is a big part of that. But remember, being formal doesn't mean being stiff or robotic - it merely stands for being respectful, clear, and concise in your communication.

Maintaining a formal tone in your cover letter grants an air of professionalism to your application. It shows that you understand and respect the norms and conventions in a professional setting. This contributes to painting a positive image of you as an applicant, increasing your chances of securing a position as a social worker.

A formal tone communicates to the employer that you've taken the time to carefully craft the letter and you value the opportunity to apply for the job. It sends the message that you're not taking this lightly and that you've made a serious effort.

For the best impression, aim for a cover letter that is structured, clear, respectful, and shows you’re serious about the role - but without falling into the pitfalls of being either overly formal or impersonal. Juggle your words wisely, and you'll give the hiring managers exactly what they're looking for.

Key Takeaways

And that’s a wrap on the perfect social worker cover letter! We hope our example will inspire you to create one that helps you secure your dream position right away.

Before you begin drafting your letter, here are some key takeaways from the article:

  • Start your social worker cover letter by including your contact information and that of the hiring manager. Double-check that your details are accurate to make sure the hiring manager can contact you for an interview.
  • Craft an engaging opening paragraph in your social worker cover letter to capture the hiring manager's attention and encourage them to read further.
  • In the body of your cover letter, elaborate on your significant achievements and relevant skills for the position you're applying for.
  • Include a call to action at the end of your social worker cover letter to prompt the hiring manager to contact you or schedule an interview.
  • Lastly, verify that your social worker resume and cover letter match in terms of style and visual appearance. If you're short on time to ensure consistency, consider selecting one of our resume templates and a matching cover letter template.

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Melansir Merriam-Webster , form is a printed or typed document with blank spaces for insertion of required or requested information .

Formulir ialah dokumen yang dicetak atau diketik dengan tempat kosong untuk penyisipan informasi yang diperlukan atau diminta.

Formulir biasanya diberikan pada kita untuk kemudian diisi dengan data yang benar dan dikembalikan kepada yang bertugas mengurus formulir.

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Formulir memang bukan teks yang berisi berita atau cerita, namun formulir juga mempunyai struktur. Strukturnya kurang lebih seperti berikut:

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Application Letter, Definition, Function, Structures, and Examples

Contoh Application Letter. Poto tangkapan layar/modul job Application Ltter pelajaran Bahasa Inggris Kelas XII SMKN Senduro/Kemendikbud

Sukabumi - Application letter atau dalam bahasa Indonesia adalah Surat lamaran kerja merupakan sebuah dokumen prasyarat  utama yang harus dilampirkan pada saat siapapun ingin melamar pekerjaan. Buat kalian yang sekarang menjelang lulus, baik level SMA atau level selanjutnya tentunya pengetahuan mengenai surat lamaran pekerjaan itu sangatlah penting. yuuk kita cari tahu secara detail mengenai Application letter

A. Definition of Application Letter (Pengertian Surat lamaran Kerja)

Application letter is a document that consist of detailed information about your identity, personality, skills, educations and experience to an employer..  Surat lamaran pekerjaan adalah sebuah dokumen yang berisikan informasi detail mengenai segala hal pelamar, kepribadian, kemampuan, pendidikan dan juga pengalaman pekerjaan.  A pplication letter also known as cover letter , because this document should be placed on the top of other document.  pada saat melamar pekerjaan, selain surat lamaran pekerjaan, tentu ada dokumen lainnya dong yang harus disertakan mulai dari  kartu Identitas Diri, Pas poto, Surat kelakuan Baik, Ijazah, serta Sertifikat-sertifikat lainnya. Semua dokumen tersebut dilampirkan di bawah surat lamaran pekerjaan. Penempatan surat lamaran kerja di paling atas sebagai covernya. 

Surat lamaran kerja ini berisi minat, kualifikasi dan pengalaman khsus yang relevan untuk mengisi lowongan pekerjaan yang tersedia. Surat lamaran pekerjaan yang baik bisa menarik perhatian dari prekrut atau HRD. Pastikan surat ini berisikan hal-hal yang menyoroti profil diri yang menarik,  pencapaian,  keahlian, serta  keunggulan diri yang bernilai jual tinggi. So, buat kamu-kamu yang mau membuat surat lamaran pekerjaan pastikan buat sebaik dan semenarik mungkin.

B. Function (Fungsi dari surat lamaran Pekerjaan)

Surat lamaran pekerjaan yang kita buat akan menjadi bahan pertimbangan bagi perusahaan apakah kita layak atau cocok  sesuai dengan posisi atau jabatan yang dibutuhkan. maka dari itu pastikan ketika membuat surat ini, maka kualifikasi, pendidikian, skill, pengalaman dan juga kepribadian kita sesuai dengan jenis pekerjaan yang dibutuhkan. Jadi fungsi dari surat lamaran pekerjaan adalah  untuk meyakinkan perusaaan bahwa kita adalah kandidat yang cocok dan memnuhi syarat yang dibutuhkan perusahaan ( Intended to convince the employer on we are qualified candidat for the position)

C. Structures (Bagian-bagian Surat Lamaran Pekerjaan)

Secara umum terdapat 9 bagian dari Surat lamaran pekerjaan

1. Applicant Address atau Sender Address ( Alamat pelamar)

in this part consist of the name, address, phone number or email of applicant. pada bagian ini pastikan seorang pelamar menuliskan alamat lengkap mulai dari nama, alamat, serta nomor HP atau email.  contohnya seperti berikut :

                                Sri Wahyuni, S.Pd

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What information do you write in an application letter?

Working experience and hobbies

Educational background and phone number

Home address and personal data

Personal data and working experience

Educational background and family data

What kind of letter is an application letter?

Semi-formal

What is the social function of an application letter?

To show off your educational background and skills

To make sure you will be accepted in the company

To tell the HRD Manager that you know about the company

To share your competencies and skills to the HRD Manager

To show that you are the best candidate for the position

What is inside address?

The name of the recipient and the address

The name of the sender and the address

The name of the company you are applying for

The name of the recipient and the sender

The name of the HRD Manager

What is the last thing we write in an application letter?

Closing statement

Complimentary close

Signature and name

Body of the letter

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Definisi, tujuan, struktur, ciri kebahasaan application letter.

  A.  Definition

    Mengutip Career Trend, an application letter is merely another name for a cover letter, the official business letter often included with a job application and/or resume and sent to a prospective employer. (Application letter adalah nama lain dari cover letter, surat bisnis resmi sering disertakan dengan lamaran pekerjaan dan/atau resume dan dikirim kepada calon pemberi kerja)

B. Communicative Purpose

   According to Colorado State University, its main objective is to get the applicant in the door for an interview and must be written well enough to attract the attention and interest of the person with the power to recommend or grant one.

C. Generic Structure

Heading: A letter of application should begin with both you and the employer's contact information (name, address, phone number, email) followed by the date).

The Salutation

Dear Mr. Alvin

Body of the letter

a. Opening paragraph 

Berisi maksud pelamar berupa posisi yang diinginkan sesuai lowongan yang dipublikasikan/tersedia 

I am writing to apply for the.....

I wish to apply for the position as a ….

I am interested in applying for …. 

b. Middle paragraph

Menceritakan secara ringkas tentang pengalaman/pendidikan/keterampilan/kelebihan yang pelamar miliki

c. Closing paragraph 

Bagian yang berisi harapan untuk mendapat perhatian

I hope my qualifications and working experiences could be your consideration and look forward to your reply.

I am very much willing to come over for a personal interview with you anytime during office hours

If you need any further information, you may contact me at 047.791.2991.  I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Complimentary Close ( Salam Penutup)

Contoh:  as : Best / Sincerely / Sincerely yours / Faithfully / Respectfully yours, followed by your name.

Signature(Tanda Tangan)

D. Language Feature

     Application letter menggunakan :

Present Tense

Future tense

Menggunakan Action Verbure

E. Example of Application Letter

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Pada modul ini anda akan menjelajahi pengetahuan tentang teks surat lamaran kerja. Modul ini mencakup uraian materi tentang menentukan struktur teks dari surat lamaran kerja, fungsi surat lamaran kerja, dan menganalisis informasi utama dan informasi rinci dari teks surat lamaran kerja. Setelah mempelajari modul ini diharapkan kalian dapat menyusun teks surat lamaran kerja. Materi Pembelajaran: Materi Application letter, yaitu seperti berikut : The definition of Application Letter.The Social function of Application Letter. Text Structure of Application Letter

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