Career Services - Sample Cover Letter

Sample Cover Letter

The sample cover letter below is very basic.  Please do not just fill in the blanks or copy the letter.  Fill it out with your important skills, knowledge and qualities.  If you have a specific position in mind, refer to the job description for keywords.  Use your writing abilities to present yourself clearly and connectively.

Sample Cover Letter



Employer Contact Name
Mercury Payment Systems
10 Burnett Court, Ste. 300
Durango, CO  81301

Dear Employer Contact Name,

I am writing in regards to the Customer Support position that you recently advertised.  In conducting research on Mercury Payment Systems, I was impressed by your dedication to technology development and customer service.  The opportunity to work in a “shared knowledge” environment is very appealing to me.

As you can see from my resume, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Fort Lewis College.  In addition, for the past year, I have been an intern at the Payroll Department, working in Customer Service.  I believe my experience and strong people skills have prepared me to excel in the position

I am very interested in meeting with you to discuss my interest in this position.  I am available for interviewing at your convenience.  Please feel free to contact me via e-mail at or by telephone at 970.555.1212 to
arrange a meeting time.  Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you.

V        (Four Spaces)
Your Name (Typed)
Your Address
Your City, State,   Zip