Download – First job cover letter template
Dear Sir/Madam (it’s better if you can address them by name e.g. Mr Smith or Ms Jones)
I am writing to express my interest in the role of [job title or job reference number] as advertised on [where you saw the advert].
NOW TELL THEM YOU ARE WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR AND WHY
As you can see from my CV (attached), I have the enthusiasm and motivation to succeed in this role.
[Although you have never had a job before, you can use examples from school and your life to show why you’d be good for the job…]
I have all of the attributes you require, demonstrated by:
- EXAMPLE: At school I headed up the school council/a school club where I led a team and organised fundraising events. We raised over £XX for charity by (explain how).
- EXAMPLE: I was complimented by my teacher for a positive working attitude and a motivational spirit. They are happy to provide me with a glowing recommendation on request.
- EXAMPLE: I am very driven with a passion to succeed. My exam results were particularly good (list, if so) and I joined in with lots of after-school activities. I’m not scared of hard work and I’m keen to prove myself in the workplace.
REASSERT THE FACT THAT YOU ARE THE BEST CHOICE
I can assure you that my life skills, drive to succeed and willingness to learn make me a strong candidate for this role. I possess all of the attributes you are looking for and this position is a perfect fit.
I look forward to hearing from you – my contact details can be found on my CV. I am ready for an immediate start. (This can be a benefit if you’re not currently working and the job is urgent as other candidates may have 1 month+ notice periods).
Yours sincerely (if you started the letter Dear Sir/Madam)
Yours faithfully (if you addressed them by name at the start of the letter)
Your phone number
NB:- You can also visit my comprehensive online CV at this address (Your CV Website Address) and enter the code (if password protected) to view my references.
I can also be contacted at this address, should you deem my skills worthy of utilising in other areas of your organisation; to discuss any relevant positions you may have other than the one I am currently applying for.