Cover Letter Types and Formats

Types of Cover Letters

  • Letter of Application: used to apply to a specific job or internship with an employer
  • Letter of Inquiry: used to ask whether a position is open or to request general information about an employer

Cover Letter Formats

  • Paragraph Style: communicates information in a cohesive manner to convey who you are and what value you bring to an employer
  • Bullet Style: communicates who you are in an introductory paragraph, follows with a bulleted listing of your top achievements related to an employer and position, and closes with a paragraph communicating your interest and asking for an interview