Cover Letter Template for Entry Level Jobs
By Laura Schneider
Updated February 14, 2017
Cover Letter Template
Following is a template cover letter that you can use as a starting point for your own cover letter. Don’t copy it word for word, but use it as a guideline.
Your street address (line 10--12)
City, State, zip
Month Day, Year (current date)
Balance the letter on the page by adjusting the spacing here. Even if you are applying electronically, the employer may print this out to read, so it should look nice.
Mrs. Jane Doe
Human Resources Director
Company Street Address
City, State, zip code
Dear Mrs. Doe:
I read with interest your advertisement for engineering positions at ABC Company. Your company is one of the leaders in the electronics industry, and I am interested in being employed by a company with your background.
Enclosed is a copy of my resume that details my academic qualifications and practical experience gained through the cooperative education program. As you can see from my resume, I have a firm foundation in electrical engineering.
Thank you for taking your time to review my resume. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss how my education, practical skills, and background would qualify me to be a member of the ABC Company.
Please contact me at 555-555-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time for an interview. I look forward to hearing from you.
(3-4 blank lines)
Your Signature goes here if sending a hard copy.
John Jones (your typed name)
Use “Enclosure” at the end if you are submitting your cover letter and resume via hard copy. If you are submitting via email, change this word to “Attachment” instead.
If you do not have a specific contact name to address the letter to, use the following sample cover letter.
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8901 Meadow Way, #389
Sometown, NJ 08094
Available for Extensive Travel
Able to Relocate
JUNIOR SOFTWARE QA TESTER
Experience in Manual & Automated Testing for Software Quality Assurance (SQA)
Knowledgeable in Open-Source Automation Tools (Selenium, Agile, soapUI)
Familiar with Object-Oriented Programming in .Net and Java
SQA Tools & Best Practices
Test Cases, Plans & Scripts
Defect & Bug Discovery
Technical Specification Analysis
System & Unit Testing
Tracking, Logging & Reporting
Program Logic & Optimization
Software Architecture Technologies
ABC COMPANY — Sometown, NJ
Junior QA Tester, 6/2016 to Present
Perform system, unit, acceptance, regression, load and functional/performance testing on dozens of applications using both automated and manual testing methods. Validate, verify, communicate and resolve software issues through careful, thoroughly documented testing to maximize return on investment (ROI) for IT initiatives.
- Identified, documented and reported bugs, errors, interoperability flaws and other issues within proprietary software applications developed for ABC Company’s global user base.
- Demonstrated methodical, detail-oriented and thorough approach to all assignments while adhering to compressed timelines. Complete all assignments on or ahead of schedule.
- Consistently recognized for excellent problem-solving and analytical skills by programmers, project managers and supervisors.
- Worked collaboratively with QA, development and business groups to complete comprehensive testing on 2 major new releases.
“…Despite her junior status, Darla is one of the leaders on my QA team…Many programmers personally request Darla for their QA efforts due to her technical knowledge and ability to complete jobs quickly and accurately…” — Performance Review Excerpts, ABC Company
Education & Certifications
AS in Computer Science, 6/2016 XYZ TECHNICAL COLLEGE — Sometown, NJ
Certifications: ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) Certified Software Test Professional (CSTP)
soapUI, Selenium Suite (Selenium IDE, Selenium Server, Selenium Remote Control, Selenium Grid, Selenium Java Client Driver); Agile; Silk Test; HPE Unified Functional Testing (UFT), HP LoadRunner, HP Performance Center
Strong foundation in .Net and Java; basic familiarity with C# and XML