Cover letters.

Cover letters are crucial in showcasing your strengths as an applicant. They encourage hiring managers to see you as the best candidate and demonstrate good communication and narrative skills. 

In this article, you’ll find a selection of free cover template PDFs to suit you. That way, you’ll always have an attractive, editable cover letter on hand to help you to get that dream job.

What you’ll learn.

  • Editable Cover Letter Templates in PDF Format.
  • What to Include in Your Cover Letter PDF.
  • Cover Letter PDF Template - Fillable Fields Guide.
  • Benefits of Using a Cover Letter PDF.

Editable cover letter templates in PDF format.

Adobe Acrobat’s free PDF cover letter templates mean you won’t have to go back to the drawing board for every job application. But you don’t have to just send the same tired letter each time, either. 

With Adobe Acrobat’s online editing tools, you can customise each cover letter to give you the best shot at each job:

  • Update details.
  • Add photos.
  • Change fonts.
  • Spell check.
  • Share directly from the app . 

PDFs look smarter and are shared more seamlessly than Word documents. See for yourself by checking out the cover letter templates below.

What to include in your cover letter PDF.

Stick to these four simple steps for a persuasive cover letter. Hiring managers are always busy, so choose an attractive PDF template and use Adobe Acrobat online editing tools to customise your cover letter for every job application. 

1. Introduction . 

Ensure that you use the proper greeting by researching the name of the person who will read your cover letter if it’s not stated in the vacancy post. It’s much more impressive for them to find an application addressed personally. If you can’t find this, address them by the title ‘Hiring Manager.’

In your introduction, clarify why you are writing, including which position you’re applying for. Then, give a succinct description of why you think the job is perfect for you and how it aligns with your career path. 

Example: Dear Hiring Manager,

I am writing to express my interest in applying for the position of Office Assistant at The Paper Factory. The prospect of assisting fellow workers in their office activities greatly appeals to me. The Paper Company has a tremendous reputation within this industry and my aim has always been to work there. I believe my excellent organisation and project management skills make me an ideal candidate for this role. 

2. Why you are the right candidate for this position. 

Of course, the reader won’t just take your word for it. In the second paragraph, prove how you’re the right person for the job by listing your most relevant work experience and interests. 

Your CV will probably be exhaustive, but in your cover letter, you should only use those elements that have a direct bearing on this job. You may have an excellent degree, but for a job in a pet shop, you might want to highlight your three summers spent volunteering at the zoo instead. Use your storytelling skills to illustrate a time you overcame hurdles at work, a deal you brokered or a team success.

Example: My last position was as a receptionist for a marketing start-up. It was a fast-paced and dynamic environment that helped me to strengthen my multitasking skills. Prior to this, I worked as an assistant to the regional manager at Stationery Shack, a role which introduced me to the world of office management. 

3. Why you want to work at this company. 

Companies aren’t interested in why you are looking for work, but they are interested in why you are looking to work for them. 

Your third paragraph can drill down into what impresses you about this company and why you are qualified for this particular role. Don’t forget to match the company ethos with your skills and experiences. 

Example: I’m comfortable working independently and as part of a team. My role in Stationery Shack trusted me to regularly act on my initiative. As a result, my problem-solving abilities are strong and I can keep composed in potentially tricky situations. I know that the company offers development training to help assist employees in upskilling too. Working for a company that believes in my ability to progress and climb the ladder would give me tremendous confidence and motivation. 

4. Wrapping up. 

Thank the hiring manager for their consideration and reiterate your desire to continue the conversation. Finally, remind them of any attachments, such as your CV and use the correct sign-off. Use ‘Yours sincerely’ if you address the hiring manager by name and ‘Yours faithfully’ if you do not.  

Example: Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to hearing back from you.

Yours faithfully,

Martin Scott

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Cover Letter PDF Template - Fillable Fields Guide

Adobe also has cover letter templates that only require applicants to fill in the blank fields. The missing words depend on the position, industry and company related to the job for which you are applying. In this particular example, the applicant would have little to no experience in the role they’re trying to obtain. As anyone who has been in such a position before knows, it’s a tricky situation to navigate. However, with this no-experience cover letter template and the fillable fields guide below, it’s a task that couldn’t be more straightforward. 

Note: This template is editable on Acrobat once exported to PDF. You will be able to remove the lines and numbers before adding in your own information.

  • Insert your name.
  • Insert your email address.
  • Insert your phone number.
  • Insert the date on which you're applying.
  • If you know the name of the hiring manager, address them directly. If not, just address them as 'Hiring Manager'.
  • Insert the title of the position for which you're applying.
  • Insert the name of the company advertising the vacancy.
  • Insert the appropriate field of experience for this industry, i.e. marketing.
  • List the first quality that make you an ideal candidate for this position.
  • List the second quality that make you an ideal candidate for this position.
  • List the third quality that make you an ideal candidate for this position.
  • Insert the name of the company
  • Insert the first quality that you admire about this company.
  • Insert the second quality that you admire about this company.
  • Insert the name of the sector of the company.
  • Insert the job title with a preceding a or an , depending on which determiner is more appropriate.
  • Insert the job title along with an appropriate preceding determiner.
  • Insert a position title that's higher in the chain of command that one might hope to eventually receive following a promotion, i.e. Manager.
  • Insert the name of the company.
  • Insert the first quality
  • Write 30-40 words explaining how you believe you exhibit this quality.
  • Insert the second quality.
  • Insert the third quality
  • Insert a personalised sign-off, such as 'Kind regards.'
  • Insert your typed name or signature.

Benefits of using a cover letter PDF.

So, why should you use a cover letter PDF?

  • It shows you are a serious contender . Using a PDF looks more professional and can be read across all computers and operating systems. Serious applicants write a cover letter that seeks to persuade and impress the reader. 
  • You are translating the raw material of your CV into a personalised, bespoke application . If your CV is a sort of biography, your cover letter makes it a compelling story, highlighting the most important chapters. Telling a story means that you can flex your creative skills and write about relevant experiences that come alive. That being said, don’t just report dry facts.
  • Demonstrate your research and communication skills . If you have shown genuine interest in the company and researched many interesting or inspiring facts, you can demonstrate this knowledge in the cover letter. Someone who has considered the company’s culture stands out as someone looking to build a career with that company. Although you should always write in a professional manner, a cover letter allows your personality and your enthusiasm to shine through. 

Should my cover letter be a PDF?

It’s easy to write cover letters on Word or other word-processing documents, but the formatting, pictures, fonts and appearance may not load on the hiring manager’s operating system. Sending your cover letter and CV as a PDF will ensure that what you see is what you get and your efforts will be appreciated by whoever sees them. 

What are the benefits of using PDF templates?

Businesses frequently use PDFs because they are versatile and virtually future-proof. They look consistent and feature embedded elements such as images, logos and fonts that are easily readable across all operating systems. Although PDFs are fixed for the reader, you can still edit your cover letter with Adobe Acrobat. Use password protection so only you can make changes.

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When you're applying for a faculty position with a college or university, the cover letter is your first chance to make a strong impression as a promising researcher and teacher. Below you'll find some strategies for presenting your qualifications effectively in an academic context.

Distinctions between Academic and Business Cover Letters

A cover letter for an academic job has a function similar to one for a business job, but the content differs significantly in quantity and kind. While the general advice for business cover letters—such as tailoring your letter for the specific job and selling your strengths—still applies, a cover letter for an academic position should be long enough to highlight in some detail your accomplishments during your graduate education in research, teaching, departmental service, and so on. The typical letter is thus usually one and a half to two pages long, but not more than two—roughly five to eight paragraphs.

The First Paragraph

In the opening of your letter you need to convey some basic information, such as what specific position you are applying for (using the title given in the job notice) and where you learned of the opening. Since a cover letter is a kind of persuasive writing (persuading a hiring committee to include you on a list of candidates for further review), the first paragraph of your letter should also make the initial claim as to why you are a strong candidate for the position.

Tailoring for Your Audience

In an academic context knowing your audience means reading the job notice carefully and knowing the type of institution to which you are applying. Most graduate students have studied a broad range of material within their discipline before specializing in a narrow field for the dissertation project. Since it is rare to find a job notice specifying your exact qualifications, you need to emphasize those aspects of your graduate training that seem particularly relevant to the position advertised.

  • Job notice: If you've written a political science dissertation on populism in early twentieth-century US national politics, you probably won't respond to a notice seeking a specialist in international politics during the Cold War. But you may wish to apply for a position teaching twentieth-century US political parties and movements. In this case you would want to stress the relevance of your dissertation to the broad context of twentieth-century US politics, even though the study focuses narrowly on the pre-World War I period. You might also highlight courses taken, presentations given, or other evidence of your expertise that corresponds to the job notice.
  • Type of institution: Often the job notice will provide a brief description of the college or university, indicating such factors as size, ownership (public, private), affiliation (religious, nonsectarian), geography (urban, suburban, rural), and so on. These factors will influence the kind of information emphasized in your letter. For example, for a job at a small liberal arts college that focuses on undergraduate teaching, you would emphasize your teaching experience and pedagogical philosophy early in the letter before mentioning your dissertation. On the other hand, for a job at a large research university you would provide at least one detailed paragraph describing your dissertation early in the letter, even indicating your plans for future research, before mentioning your teaching and other experience.

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If you're still working on your dissertation, you should mention somewhere in the letter when you expect to be awarded the Ph.D., even being as specific as to mention how many chapters have been completed and accepted, how many are in draft version, and what your schedule for completion is. Last-paragraph tips include the following:

  • Mention your contact information, including a phone number where you can be reached if you will be away during a holiday break.
  • If you will be attending an upcoming major professional conference in your field, such as the MLA convention for language and literature professionals, indicate that you will be available for an interview there. Be sure to mention that you are available for telephone or campus-visit interviews as well.
  • If you have some special connection to the school, type of institution, or region, such as having attended the school as an undergraduate or having grown up in the area, you may wish to mention that information briefly at some point.
  • Mention your willingness to forward upon request additional materials such as writing samples, teaching evaluations, and letters of recommendation.

Job seekers at Purdue University may find value in the Purdue Career Wiki.

Writing Cover Letters

What is a cover letter? What to include in a cover letter How to organize a cover letter Questions to guide your writing How to format a cover letter Sample cover letters

What is a cover letter?

To be considered for almost any position, you will need to write a letter of application. Such a letter introduces you, explains your purpose for writing, highlights a few of your experiences or skills, and requests an opportunity to meet personally with the potential employer.

Precisely because this letter is your introduction to an employer and because first impressions count, you should take great care to write an impressive and effective letter. Remember that the letter not only tells of your accomplishments but also reveals how effectively you can communicate.

The appropriate content, format, and tone for application letters vary according to the position and the personality of the applicant. Thus, you will want to ask several people (if possible) who have had experience in obtaining jobs or in hiring in your field to critique a draft of your letter and to offer suggestions for revision.

Despite the differences in what constitutes a good application letter, the suggestions on these pages apply generally.

What to include in a cover letter

  • Try to limit your letter to a single page. Be succinct.
  • Assess the employer’s needs and your skills. Then try to match them in the letter in a way that will appeal to the employer’s self-interest.
  • As much as possible, tailor your letter to each job opportunity. Demonstrate, if possible, some knowledge of the organization to which you are applying.
  • Write in a style that is mature but clear; avoid long and intricate sentences and paragraphs; avoid jargon. Use action verbs and the active voice; convey confidence, optimism, and enthusiasm coupled with respect and professionalism.
  • Show some personality, but avoid hard-sell, gimmicky, or unorthodox letters. Start fast; attract interest immediately. For more information see Business Letter Format .
  • Arrange the points in a logical sequence; organize each paragraph around a main point.

How to organize a cover letter

Below is one possible way to arrange the content of your cover letter.

Opening Paragraph

State why you are writing.

Establish a point of contact (advertisement in a specific place for a specific position; a particular person’s suggestion that you write): give some brief idea of who you are (a Senior engineering student at UW; a recent Ph.D. in History).

Paragraph(s) 2(-3)

Highlight a few of the most salient points from your enclosed resume.

Arouse your reader’s curiosity by mentioning points that are likely to be important for the position you are seeking.

Show how your education and experience suit the requirements of the position, and, by elaborating on a few points from your resume, explain what you could contribute to the organization.

(Your letter should complement, not restate, your resume.)

Closing paragraph

Stress action. Politely request an interview at the employer’s convenience.

Indicate what supplementary material is being sent under separate cover and offer to provide additional information (a portfolio, a writing sample, a sample publication, a dossier, an audition tape), and explain how it can be obtained.

Thank the reader for his/her consideration and indicate that you are looking forward to hearing from him/her.

Questions to guide your writing

  • Who is my audience?
  • What is my objective?
  • What are the objectives and needs of my audience?
  • How can I best express my objective in relationship to my audience’s objectives and needs?
  • What specific benefits can I offer to my audience and how can I best express them?
  • What opening sentence and paragraph will grab the attention of my audience in a positive manner and invite them to read further?
  • How can I maintain and heighten the interest and desire of the reader throughout the letter?
  • What evidence can I present of my value to my audience?
  • If a resume is enclosed with the letter, how can I best make the letter advertise the resume?
  • What closing sentence or paragraph will best assure the reader of my capabilities and persuade him or her to contact me for further information?
  • Is the letter my best professional effort?
*From Ronald L. Kraunich, William J. Bauis. High Impact Resumes & Letters. Virginia Beach, VA: Impact Publications, 1982.

How to format a cover letter

  • Type each letter individually, or use a word processor.
  • Use good quality bond paper.
  • Whenever possible, address each employer by name and title.
  • Each letter should be grammatically correct, properly punctuated, and perfectly spelled. It also should be immaculately clean and free of errors. Proofread carefully!
  • Use conventional business correspondence form. If you are not certain of how to do this, ask for help at the Writing Center.

Sample cover letters

Looking at examples of strong cover letters is a great way to understand how this advice can become implemented. We’ve compiled and annotated a range of different kinds of cover letters from different kinds of student applicants. We encourage you to look through these letters and see some of what we’ve highlighted as working particularly well in these real world examples.

  • Cover Letter Example 1. Undergraduate student applying for a restaurant hosting position.
  • Cover Letter Example 2. Undergraduate sophomore applying for an internship with a non-profit, political organization.
  • Cover Letter Example 3. Graduate student applying for a Project Assistant position at UW-Madison. The original job posting for this position can be found here .
  • Cover Letter Example 4. A graduated student with an English literature and Spanish language double major applying to work as a law firm legal assistant.

In addition to these sample cover letters, you can find a range of other, often discipline-specific cover letter examples through these UW-Madison resources:

  • SuccessWorks has developed a useful resource that features an overview of cover letters. It provides a breakdown of this genre’s main parts as well as an example cover letter and resume, all in response to an included job posting for a position with Americas Society Council of the Americas. All of this is located here .
  • UW-Madison’s Law School has several wonderful examples of cover letters for law-related jobs here . These are organized according how far the applicants were into their law school careers (i.e., L1, L2, and L3).
  • The Career Center for the School of Education has information about cover letters as well as sample cover letter for someone applying to be an elementary school teacher here .

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Cover letters resources, what is a cover letter.

A cover letter is a one-page document you submit alongside your resume or CV for your job application.

The main purpose of your cover letter is to:

Show your motivation for working at the company

Bring special attention to the most important parts of your work history

Explain how your work experience fits whatever the company is looking for

What your cover letter is NOT about, is rehashing whatever you already mentioned in your resume. Sure, you should mention the most important bits, but it should NOT be a literal copy-paste.

Keep in mind that the cover letter is usually read after the recruiter scans your resume and decides that you’re qualified for the position.

Why Use a Cover Letter Template?

Your cover letter is just as (if not more) important as your resume.

After all, your resume is what gets your foot through the door, but a cover letter is what opens that door.

So, if you put so much effort into your resume, why not do the same for your cover letter?

A good cover letter template can show the recruiter that you’re serious about the job (especially if it matches your resume design).

What to Include in Your Cover Letter?

Every good cover letter has the following sections:

Header - On top of the cover letter, you write down your own contact information, as well as the recruiter’s (recruiter name, company name, company address, etc…).

Greeting - A formal greeting for the recruiter. E.g. “Dear Sir or Madam,” To learn how to address your cover letter better, check out our article.

Opening paragraph - The introduction of your resume. Here, you summarize your background info (“financial analyst with X+ years of experience”), state your intent (“looking for X position at Company Y”), and summarize your 1-2 achievements to get the recruiter hooked.

Second paragraph - In the second paragraph, you explain how you’re qualified for the position and why the recruiter should pick YOU.

Third paragraph - You talk about why you’re a good match for the company. Do you share common values? Is the company working on projects you’re interested in? Etc…

Formal closing - Finally, you end the cover letter with a quick summary and a call to action (“I’m super excited to work with Company X. Looking forward to hearing from you!”).

How to Write a Great Cover Letter?

There’s a lot that goes into writing a great cover letter. If you want to get the full picture, you can check out our guide on how to write a cover letter .

Here are, however, some of the key takeaways:

Avoid Fluff - You want to be as specific as possible with your cover letter. Avoid vague statements like “I’m a good fit for the company because I’m a good critical thinker!”

Do Your Research - Most companies don’t like people who “spray and pray” - applying for dozens of jobs without giving any much thought. What they ARE looking for is someone that’s passionate about their company, and wants to contribute. So, do your research about the companies you apply for, and show off your knowledge and passion in your cover letter.

Back Up Your Achievements with Data - When possible, back up your experience with data. Instead of saying, “I improved company revenue”, say “I managed to hit and exceed sales KPIs for 5+ months in a row.”

How Long Should a Cover Letter Be?

Most recruiters agree that a cover letter should be brief and concise. It should be around 1-page max, within a 250 to 400 word range.

How Can I Write a Student Cover Letter?

Pretty much the same way you’d write a regular cover letter, with one difference.

Instead of focusing on your work experience, you should talk about:

Why you want to work for the company you’re applying for

How your educational background prepared you for the job

How your skill-set can help you stand out and excel at the job

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Cover Letter Templates FAQ?

How to make a simple cover letter for your resume.

Simply pick one of our 12 cover letter templates above to get started.

We’d recommend matching your cover letter template to the resume template you picked.

What is the Best Cover Letter Template?

There’s no such thing as the “best cover letter template.” After all, every single recruiter has their own personal taste. Some might like a shiny & flashy cover letter template, while others might think it’s tacky.

As a rule of thumb, though, we usually recommend customizing each cover letter for the company you’re sending it to.

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Why You Need a Cover Letter?

Applying for a job without a cover letter can be risky these days: know how.

Given the tough competition in today’s job market, applying for a job with a mere resume can be risky! This is because your resume alone would probably not help you secure your dream job interview. Apparently, you need to go the extra mile to get noticed by hiring managers, especially when you know that the recruiter would receive at least over 100 applications for the very same job opening that you have applied for.

So, how to make a difference? How to compel recruiters out there to read your resume as soon as they see your application? Here, a cover letter comes to your rescue. An impressive cover letter not only helps you make a quick first impression but ups the possibility of your resume to be read by hiring managers. This necessarily improves your odds of being called for a job interview.

Whether it is about showcasing your exceptional communication skills or following up the recruiter, a cover letter is sure to fortify your candidacy for your dream job. Let’s discuss why these days you can’t afford sending across your job application and resume without a cover letter.

It Concisely Tells the Recruiter Who You Are and What to Expect from You

Yes, you are right! The ‘Professional Summary’ or ‘Objective’ section of your resume does the same job, but actually in a too wordy way. On the contrary, your cover letter has a dedicated section to expand on your relevant experience and qualifications for the job in a concise manner.

It Reflects Your Writing Skills

Resumes have a strict layout, comprising bullet points with short and crisp statements. On the other hand, a cover letter lets you present yourself in a personal and fluent way, which makes it easy to establish a connection with the hiring manager. Moreover, it shows how well you can communicate in writing; thus, allowing you to make a great impression right from the beginning.

It Allows You to Highlight Your Strengths

While resume might detail your key strengths, accomplishments and work experience in more than a page, your cover letter is usually restricted to a single page. This means, you don’t have scope to describe everything on a cover letter and need to sacrifice some details.

Thus, you include only the most relevant information, i.e., achievements, skills and experience that are directly related to the job you are applying for, which is sure to catch the eyes of recruiters. This also helps you showcase a part of your personality too, which at times is more important than your qualifications

It Reflects Your Seriousness and Enthusiasm for the Job

Including a cover letter when applying for a job depicts your seriousness for the job and that's how excited you are about the opportunity. Sadly, one of the biggest complaints that we hear from recruiters is the failure of most job candidates to apply with a cover letter.

Applying for a job with a mere resume can be interpreted by hiring managers as a sluggish move, eventually showcasing lack of interest and enthusiasm for that open position.

If two equally qualified candidates have applied for a job – one with a cover letter and the other one without a cover letter – it is quite obvious that the former would have higher chances of being considered due to his extra effort in writing a cover letter, which would allow the recruiter to understand his excitement for the opening.

It Supports Your Resume When It Is Not That Effective

Although you should never apply for a job without a cover letter until explicitly asked in the JD to do so, you can apply for a job without a cover letter only when your resume itself is very effective.

However, if your resume is not as persuasive as you think it to be, it is a great idea to include a cover letter in your job application to support your resume. There are many examples of applicants getting an interview call, not because of their resumes but impressive cover letters.

It Creates a Background for the Follow-Up:

Rather than leaving everything into the hands of the hiring manager after applying for your dream job, you should at least take control of the follow-up process with your cover letter.

In the concluding lines, specify when next you should be calling or communicating via an email with the recruiter. Such follow-up specifications in the cover letter help you avoid unnecessary wait, so that you can move further either with the job interview or apply for other relevant job openings.

The discussion above clearly depicts that how risky it could be sending your job application without a cover letter these days. While your resume is essentially a critical aspect of your job application, recruiters today don’t have enough time to read every resume completely.

Interestingly, your cover letter, which is nothing but a quick snapshot of your qualifications with a personal touch, could remarkably help you grab the hiring manager’s attention while making it easy for him to understand and decide on your candidacy for your dream job.

So, follow our cover letter writing tips or choose the most relevant one from our extensive selection of cover letter samples to instantly get noticed by recruiters.


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