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A well-crafted cover letter can leave a first impression that gets you noticed well before an employer ever gets to your resume. Here’s how to make the most of that important moment.

Early in my career, cover letters and resumes involved a trip to the printer and at least one sleepless night of obsessing over punctuation. Only recently, when I attempted to hire someone myself, did I realize how much things have changed โ€” or how much people seem to think things have changed.

Many emailed resumes came with a short note, if anything. More than one used smiley face emojis. And while theyโ€™re great for texting, using emojis in a cover letter comes across as unprofessional.

Cover letters may be more often emailed rather than printed these days, but you still need to follow basic cover letter etiquette. Without it, you might find yourself struggling to get the job you want.

My take:

Sample Cover Letter Format

Matthew Warzel, President of MJW Careers, provided a template cover letter. You can use this exactly or as inspiration to create your own.

cover letter sample mockup


RE: [TITLE] Position



Opening Paragraph

Congratulations to you and the team at [NAME OF COMPANY] on [RECENT SUCCESS]. I can only imagine that given [NAME OF COMPANY]โ€™s rate of growth, your sales team is in need of help to continue this expansion.

Body Paragraph

As I currently own and operate a powerhouse insurance office, I was able to secure142 sales in FY14 to earn #2 agency ranking for all of Houston and with only 4 of us. We had to keep our customers happy while continually pursuing new business at the same time. We grew sales to earn #1 ranking for dual/special need program sales by building high-performance teams and training agents on sales efficiencies, product benefits, and business development.

If you have a need for district sales management and a minute to chat, Iโ€™d love to learn more about [NAME OF COMPANY] and share a bit of my story with you.

Thank you for your valued time,


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