Sample Cover Letters

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Use our sample cover letters as a starting point for your own job applications. Whether you finished school in year 10 or you're a tertiary grad, and whether you've had heaps of work experience or none, one of these samples will suit your needs.

Choose a sample cover letter that best suits:

  • Your level of work experience
  • Whether or not the job has been advertised
  • The way you've been asked to apply (e.g., with only a cover letter or in the body of an email)

Applying for an advertised job if you have work experience

 Sample Cover Letter: Work Experience - Word (89.56 KB)
 Sample Cover Letter: Work Experience - pdf (70.13 KB

Applying for an advertised job if you have no work experience

 Sample Cover Letter: No Work Experience - Word (86.36 KB)
 Sample Cover Letter: No Work Experience - pdf (67.98 KB) 

Applying for an advertised job with only a cover letter

If you have some previous (paid) work experience, use this sample cover letter:

 Sample Cover Letter: Cover Letter Only + Work Experience - Word (82.66 KB)
 Sample Cover Letter: Cover Letter Only + Work Experience - pdf (67.6 KB)

If you have no previous (paid) work experience, use this sample cover letter:

 Sample Cover Letter: Cover Letter Only + No Work Experience - Word (82.46 KB)
 Sample Cover Letter: Cover Letter Only + No Work Experience - pdf (68.65 KB)

Applying for an advertised job with an email cover letter

If you have some previous (paid) work experience, use this sample cover letter:

 Sample Cover Letter: Email + Work Experience - Word (88.65 KB)‚Äč
 Sample Cover Letter: Email + Work Experience - pdf (69.25 KB)

If you have no previous (paid) work experience, use this sample cover letter:

 Sample Cover Letter: Email + No Work Experience - Word (89.27 KB)
 Sample Cover Letter: Email + No Work Experience - pdf (68.75 KB)

Writing to ask about jobs that are available (cold calling)

Use this sample cover letter if you're contacting a company or business directly to ask about jobs that are available. 

 Sample Cover Letter: Cold Calling - Word (84.17 KB)
 Sample Cover Letter: Cold Calling - pdf (68.65 KB)

For more about this approach to finding jobs, check out our Cold calling - What is it? page.

For more about cover letters and CVs, check out these pages: