These sample letters will give you ideas for how to convince the employer that you are a good match for the position. Don't just copy the sample cover letters listed below. Rather, use these samples for inspiration. Scroll through the sections that follow and find the type of cover letter that matches the type of job you're applying for the different jobs are categorized by industry. Then, read the letter.
Cover Letter Examples for Different Jobs and Careers
I am writing to apply for the position of Fundraising Manager with the Bennett Foundation. I am a development professional with over 12 years of experience in fund raising for organizations. In my current role as Fundraising Manager for Community Resources Unlimited I solicit donor funds from local community members as well as foundation sources manage each step of the prospecting process and plan donor events. I am incredibly organized with a strong attention to detail. I am familiar with all aspects of writing requests for proposals at both the individual foundation level as well as through state and federal sources. I am extremely adept at making connections and networking to advance a cause and form partnerships.
Executive Director, Foundation Cover Letter The applicant had many positions during the last few years. The letter refocuses attention away from the applicant's job history and to the benefits the person can bring to the foundation. Dear Mr. Moran: I want to be the one who translates your vision for The Wentworth Foundation into results as your Executive Director. Over the years, I've done just that for not-for-profit entities that range from a large university to a humane society to a minority arts festival to a science museum to a family and career services provider.