Cover letter layout below for online job applications. You should modify this cover letter layout for each different job that you are applying to. It is a short & straight forward cover letter layout. 

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Whether you are an project engineer, accountant, IT professional, teacher, receptionist, nurse or manager, you can use this cover letter layout below.


A cover letter is a must with each online job application and resume submission. Keep each cover letter professional, simple & short (no more than 3/4 of a page). Address each cover letter to a specific person. Do not underestimate the importance of writing a cover letter. Each cover letter should be personalized for each job application. It is important to outline in your cover letter layout how your experience matches the job that you are applying to. Keep a copy of each cover letter that you send. For more cover letter layout tips, see cover letter tips.

Cover Letter Layout

99 Marvin Rd
City, State 00000
(999) 999-9999

Aug 8th, 2017

Mr. Tony H. Farr
Fast Response Manager
ABC Company
111 Bessemer Avenue
City, State 00000


Dear Mary:


I am writing to apply for the position of business consultant that was advertised in today’s XYZ Times. Attached is my resume for your review.

In this section of your cover letter layout, highlight information relevant to the description of the position that you are applying for. So, show the skills and expertise that you have that match the description of the job you are applying for. 

I have demonstrated excellent people skills in addition to strong writing and analytical skills. My education, skills and experiences fit your requirements. I am confident my skills would be an asset to your company (or to your client if you are applying to a recruiter)

I am available to meet with you at a time that’s convenient to you. Please contact me to set up a time. I look forward to hear from you soon.



Your signature (not needed when sending the cover letter via email or for an online job application)

Your name

contact phone number


  • If the advertisement you are applying to asks for your salary expectations, add a sentence in your cover letter layout that your salary expectations are “negotiable”. To be more prepared for salary negotiations, see our salary negotiation example.
  • Keep in mind that the above cover letter layout for online job applications is only a general sample cover letter.
  • We’ll be adding more cover letter layouts & an example of simple application letter soon.


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