Example of Cover Letter for Permanent Position
2211 Heartland Avenue
Newark, NJ 09001
February 22, 1996
Ms. Emily Aliaga
The Hathaway Advertising Group
4444 Strathmore Terrace
Chicago, IL 12345
Dear Ms. Aliaga,
The recent feature in Advertising magazine highlighted The
Hathaway Group as one of the fastest growing regional advertising
agencies in the Midwest. An entry-level position on your team would
enable me to contribute my proven qualifications and interests in media,
design and finance to your rapidly developing enterprise.
This May, I will receive my Bachelor's degree from Hillsdale
University with a dual degree in economics and art history. I have
recently completed my senior thesis exploring the development of poster
art in America, for which I have been awarded academic honors.
Throughout my collegiate career I have focussed my extracurricular
efforts on Quill, my university's quarterly literary and art
journal. Since my appointment a year and a half ago to the position of
Editor in Chief, subscriptions have increased by 10%, and for the first
time, Quill was honored as one of the top ten publications of
it's kind by the American Collegiate Council of Arts and Letters.
I intend to visit the Chicago area in early April to prepare for my
move to the city this summer. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet
with you during my upcoming trip to discuss the possibility of my
employment with your company.
I have enclosed a copy of my resume as well as an abstract of my
thesis and of Quill for your review. I will call to arrange a
meeting and look forward to speaking with you.