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Cover Letter Examples & Writing Tips

The cover letter examples displayed in this portfolio are representative of the quality professional cover letter writing services that we provide.

We write cover letters for all professions, all levels, and for all job search situations. These cover letter examples illustrate how to modify your cover letter for various audiences and job search situations.

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Letters to respond to advertisements:(click for an example) Cover Letter Examples: Respond to Job Ads
Letters to reach out to your professional and personal network:(click for an example) Cover Letter Examples: Networking
Letters to reach out to a company even if you don’t know of a specific opening:(click for an example) Cover Letter Examples: companies
Letters to introduce yourself to recruiting (aka headhunting) firms:(click for an example) Cover ketter examples: recruiters
Letters to network with venture capital and private equity firms:(click for an example) Cover letter examples: investors

Just as every client is unique, so is every cover letter, resume, and other career marketing document that we create. Please remember that these cover letter examples are protected by copyright law and that copying is prohibited. But more important than that, your cover letter should be written specifically for you and to target a specific recipient. You are doing yourself a huge disservice if you copy.

Are you ready to have a powerful, results-generating resume and cover letter created for yourself? If you are a new client, CLICK HERE for a no obligation price quote. If you are already a client of Distinctive Documents (if we have written a resume for you in the past or are currently writing one), click here to place an order to have us write a customized job search documents of all types that will meet your individual needs.

Quick Checklist to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your Resume Cover Letter and Other Job Search Correspondence

  • My letter is addressed to a specific person by name and title.
  • My letter is grammatically perfect and error free.
  • My letter is personalized and focused on my reader’s needs, wants, and requirements.
  • My letter explains to the reader why I am writing and how I was referred to them or learned about them.
  • My letter uses phrases and keywords that will be meaningful to the reader.
  • My letter summarizes my achievements and qualifications and illustrates how they pertain to the reader’s needs.
  • My letter uses an assertive close and a polite call to action.
  • My letter includes all of my current contact information.
  • My letter uses a professional salutation such as “Sincerely” or “Yours Truly.”
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All of the folks I spoke to while trying to decide to use DCS and while preparing my resume and bio with DCS were just great. They are all very personable and professional and quite knowledgeable of the DCS products and services. I am happy with the resume prepared for me by Sharon Green. Her first draft only needed a few modifications to get to a completed draft. I appreciate her patient nudging to move me along in providing input to her. Also, it was so good of her to quietly listen to my description of my job duties and experience so that she could weave those tings into my resume and bio. Thank you Sharon!! I was at first very tentative about using a professional resume service. But DCS customer support personnel were very good in addressing my concerns and alleviating any anxiety I had about using DCS. In the end I feel that DCS has given me a much better resume and bio then I would have drafted myself. I am confident that the DCS product will help me greatly in obtaining another position. Friendly, professional, helpful and empathetic personnel at DCS.

M.K., Virginia

Michelle, It has been a pleasure to work with you on this project. I will be sure to recommend your services to my associates. I sought out someone like you to be able to put down on paper my experiences and you certainly delivered. It is funny how I could not have put my own life on paper better than someone who has not even met me face to face. Thanks a million.

O.G., Florida

Last Monday I received a call from a low level recruiter that had read my old resume on the Institute of Packaging Engineers job site. She was looking for a candidate to fill a Packaging Engineer position that paid $60-$70,000 per year. I emailed her my new resume, the one you created, and immediately received a call from her boss. The boss was a much more savvy, high powered, recruiter. She had a much higher position in mind for me...The interview went very well. My second interview, this time with the CEO and the directors of the companies two current divisions is scheduled for this Wednesday...The position is for a Business Development Manager to start a new division. Once sales hit $4 million dollars the position will become the director of the division and expansion will begin in earnest. The salary for this position starts at $120,000 per year. I just can not thank you enough for the all the hard work you did to create such an outstanding resume and set of support letters. The recruiter received the recruiter letter and resume. The company received the resume and the thank you letter. Things are looking good to land the perfect job for my experience and aspirations.

K.M., Missouri

Michelle, A quick note from a VERY happy client...Just had an opportunity to go through the first draft of Sharon's work. I am so impressed. She has done a wonderful job. And mine is not one that is copy and paste from others like me. My current job, in particular, is pretty esoteric. And, Sharon NAILED it! Look forward to wrapping this up. In the meantime, thank you for pairing me with such a great professional! Happy to help on referrals. Great product, great value and great experience so far.

D.M., New Hampshire

Working with Sharon was an absolutely wonderful experience. She is very knowledgeable and is very responsive. I am very pleased with the finished resume.

S.T., Warehouse Manager, FL

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