So you’ve found a role that intrigues you and you want to submit your resume to be considered, don’t forget a snappy cover letter! A cover letter can help you stand out from other applicants, as well as be an introduction to your experience and why you’re the best candidate.
Before you jump to the free cover letter template, we’d love to offer a few recommendations to consider as you craft your letter.
- Be specific. Expand on the best bullet points of your resume. Cover letters don’t always get read but when they do they should make others want to speak to you and learn more. These details are also notes to frame your stories and preparation for your interviews.
- A full cover letter should contain the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of your top one or two examples that make you a match for this role or company.
- Be simple, direct and clear.
ALLORA COLLECTIVE’S COVER LETTER TEMPLATE
Hi _______ team (if not a person),
I’m a _______ career professional having worked with ‘global brands and agencies’ including _______, _______, _______ and _______. I found this opportunity with _______ to be an excellent fit for the expertise I offer and the work environment I’m looking for.
Include 1-3 sentences about your fit for the role here (IE: relative expertise, what about the role interests you & how you are a fit to perform the job?)
Include 1-3 sentences about your alignment with the company here (IE: what resonates with you? their product, values, growth, reach…)
Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to speaking with you and learning more about this opportunity (or if to a company then ‘learning more about _______ company).
your signature with contact info
If you’re looking for more personalized expertise and help as you navigate a job search, consider grabbing a session with us. The Allora team will work with you to refresh your resume, create an eye-catching cover letter, and more!