Example of a Good Cover Letter
March 18, 2002
Ms. Karen Helpme
Director of Public Relations
Big Shoe Corporation
Seattle, WA 98109
Dear Ms. Helpme:
I wish to be considered for the Public Relations Assistant position that
was posted on your web site. I believe that the combination of skills
and experience I would bring to the Big Shoe Corporation could prove
beneficial to us both.
I will graduate in May from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont with a
B.A. in English. My communications experience has involved writing for
various purposes, including literary analysis, fiction writing, hard
news, features, sports, public relations and corporate communications.
Currently I am writing for both the College’s online magazine and the
In addition to my academic experience, I have worked with the public in
a variety of employment positions. While serving as a communications
intern at The Greenback Group in New York City, I learned how to produce
copy for the corporate arena while developing my business skills. With
this background, I can make a strong contribution to the Big Shoe
Enclosed is a copy of my resum�. References, writing and photography
samples, and a data CD are available upon request.
I would appreciate an opportunity to discuss this matter in more detail.
I will call you in the near future to see if this can be arranged.
Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to speaking with you.
Saint Michael’s College
Box 0000 Winooski Park
Colchester, VT 05439