Microsoft's Best Cover Letter Templates

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Professional Cover Letter Template for Microsoft Word

Best Printable Cover Letter Templates for Microsoft Office
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A cover letter is often the tool that gets someone interested in really reading your resume. It summarizes your experience and tells a story so potential employers will want to invest more time in considering the details.

Some people write their resume first. Others start with the cover letter. Whichever way you go about it, these tools should work together to paint a picture of your qualifications.

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That means your cover letter should be clear and polished. I have found most people have an easier time creating a cover letter if they do not start at square one. By using a template, the format can guide you and the message can be more easily conceptualized. 

This Professional Cover Letter Template for Microsoft Word is a wonderful way to showcase your job skills and experience. 

 

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Color Cover Letter Template for Microsoft Word

Some situations may be appropriate for a cover letter with subtle color highlights. If this seems like your style, check out this Color Cover Letter Template for Microsoft Word?.

This template is for Office 2013, the newest version of Office, which is currently available as a free trial.

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Chronological Cover Letter Template for Microsoft Word

To tell your story according to dates, consider using a chronological resume and possibly this Chronological Cover Letter Template for Microsoft Word? as well. Remember, choosing a cover letter template is all about highlighting job history's strengths.

 

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Functional Cover Letter Template for Microsoft Word

If your job history looks best according to skills and accomplishments, you may want to use a functional resume as well as this Functional Cover Letter Template for Microsoft Word.

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Referral Cover Letter Template for Microsoft Word

Use this Referral Cover Letter Template to get an idea of how to go about introducing yourself through a referral. The text shows you how to mention your shared contact while also covering the usual content in a cover letter.

 

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Technical Emphasis Job Cover Letter Template for Microsoft Word

The Technical Emphasis Job Cover Letter Template for Microsoft Word is a wonderful place to start for a variety of job openings.
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Temporary Job Opportunity Cover Letter Template for Microsoft Word

Applying for a temporary job could mean a different approach than a permanent one. You may want to see if this Temporary Job Opportunity Cover Letter Template for Microsoft Word gives you some good ideas.

 

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Brief Cover Letter Template for Microsoft Word

This Brief Cover Letter Template for Microsoft Word is all about being direct and simple but effective. 

This template is for Office 2013, the newest version of Office, which is currently available as a free trial.

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Cover Letter Including Salary Requirements Template for Microsoft Word

Sometimes a job posting asks for you to submit your salary expectations along with your cover letter. Get ideas for how to do this by checking out this Cover Letter Including Salary Requirements Template for Microsoft Word?.

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Job Reference Request Letter Template for Microsoft Word

Some people you may want as professional references are likely busy. One way to make your request is to send an official Job Reference Request Letter Template for Microsoft Word.  

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Job Interview Thank You Letter Template for Microsoft Word

Once you get an interview, you may need another kind of letter to follow up and say thank you. Get ideas using this Job Interview Thank You Letter Template for Microsoft Word.

Hopefully these templates help you prepare for your job search. 

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