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See professional cover letter examples for the most popular UK jobs. The sample covering letters have been written by professionals—read them, get inspired, and have your letter ready in minutes.

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Examples of cover letters you can copy, tweak, and make yours

Depending on the source, between 30% and 50% of recruiters will reject your job application if there’s no cover letter included. In other words, a cover letter can double your job-getting chances. So, yes, writing one is a wise choice.

But what if you’re not comfortable with writing about your achievements? And what if any attempt at a cover letter ends up feeling inadequate? Worry not. That’s what you’ve got us for. With our expertly crafted cover letter examples for the most popular UK professions, you’ll get ready-to-use introductions, middle paragraphs, and cover letter closings that will help you wow every hiring manager.

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How to use cover letter examples?

First of all, don’t just copy and paste. Our sample cover letters have been carefully crafted by certified hiring pros but, at the end of the day, they’re just that: samples. You should use them as a point of reference while tailoring every cover letter you send out to the job on offer—it’s the single most effective job-hunting strategy.

Make sure your experience, skills, and personal profile match the requirements from the job ad. Also, make sure to add the right keywords. What are the right keywords? You guessed it, the ones included in the description of the position you’re considering. To learn more, see: How to Write a Cover Letter (8 Simple Steps).

Our cover letter maker comes with pre-written examples, too. You can just type in your job title, and an AI-based algorithm will automatically generate the contents of the cover letter perfect for your situation. That said…

For your cover letter to have the greatest possible impact, you’ll need to apply little tweaks so that the contents actually reflect your achievements, metrics, and the qualities you want to highlight. Not to worry, though. With LiveCareer’s helpful wizard, you’ll make your job-winning cover letter in minutes.

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What does a good cover letter include: example

No matter the exact job for which you’re writing your cover letter, the document will have to follow a standard structure—sure, you want to showcase your individuality, but it’s best to keep the layout of your cover letter in line with the general HR rules.

Example of cover letter sections

Here are the key elements of every well-written cover letter:

  1. 1Heading: ideally, it sould be identical to the one on your resume. Include your full name, job title, and basic contact information.
  2. 2Date and addressee’s details: include the date of when you’re writing the letter followed by the hiring manager’s name and physical address. If you don’t know exactly who you’re addressing your cover letter to, just use the company details.
  3. 3Salutation: open your cover letter with a formal salutation. “Dear + Ms/Mr + Name + Surname” will do.
  4. 4Introductory paragraph: provide a bit of background for why you’re applying for the job, identify the position you’re after and drop in one impressive detail about what you’ve achieved.
  5. 5Central paragraphs: explain exactly what you can bring to the company, outline why you’re a good fit, and say what makes you want to join them.
  6. 6Closing paragraph: thank them for their time and consideration, include a call to action, say you’re willing to tell them more about your competences during the interview.
  7. 7Professional sign-off: use “Sincerely” or a synonym, followed by your full name. Optionally, you can include your contact information in the footer.
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