Professional Cover Letter Templates

Pick a cover letter template that suits you best. Our builder comes with a bunch of different templates to match your styles and needs.


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Basic cover letter templates


If you work in education, academia, or a conservative field such as law, a basic cover letter template will be your safest choice. Pick one of the templates below if you want your cover letter to be elegant and simple.

Traditional cover letter templates


Traditional templates are ideal for job applications in corporate environments. Working in business & finance, sales, or office administration? One of these will work wonders for you.

Creative cover letter templates


These artistic, original designs will work great for job seekers in marketing, media, advertising, or the arts. The layout of our creative cover letter templates is easy-to-read and well-organised, but some bold design elements make the documents stand out visually.

Modern cover letter templates


The contemporary cover letters you see below are perfect for those candidates who work in technical fields. Pick one of our modern templates if you’re seeking employment in engineering, IT, or project management.

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Different cover letter templates explained

You’ve already seen that there exist a few different types of cover letter templates. If you’re still not sure which one to go for, let’s break it down.

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A basic cover letter template

A cover letter template with all the necessary elements and nothing else. Clean, uncluttered, elegant.

Why is a basic template a good choice?

  • Recruiters will appreciate the clarity.
  • It’s easy to read.
  • Makes you look serious and professional.
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A traditional cover letter template

Traditional cover letter templates are the most popular ones amongst our customers. Those designs are business-like and will help convey your professionalism.

What makes traditional cover letters so good?

  • They’re based on designs recruiters are most used to.
  • Help you make a statement without being pretentious.
  • Are very universal and will work for most job applications.
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A creative cover letter template

Creative templates are based on colors and strategic use of visual elements (notice the header).

The key benefits of creative templates:

  • They stand out visually.
  • Highlight your individuality.
  • Will be a breath of fresh air for recruiters.
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A modern cover letter template

A modern cover letter template is one that follows current hiring practices. The one you can see on the left features a fancy font pairing and is based on a very minimalistic design.

Modern cover letter templates are great because they:

  • Make you come across up-to-date with contemporary trends.
  • Are very sleek and tidy.
  • Use tons of white space to give recruiters some breathing room.
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How to work with cover letter templates?

Just follow these steps:

  1. First, type in the title of the job that you’re applying for and fill out the name of your desired company.

  2. Choose a few of your top professional strengths from a list of items.

  3. Fill out a few details about your career: how many years of experience you have, what your current job title is, and which of the typical modes of work describes you best.

  4. Our wizard will automatically generate the contents of your cover letter, tailoring it to your level of work experience, industry, and position you’re applying for.

  5. You can make as many edits as you like, use other pre-written paragraphs or write your own, switch between templates, and apply unlimited customisation options to tweak the design—all with one click.

  6. Finally, download your cover letter in PDF or DOC and get ready for job interviews!

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The dos, and don’ts of cover letter writing


  • Match the cover letter to a specific job ad.
  • Make sure your layout is legible and your formatting professional.
  • Address the company to which you’re applying directly.
  • Proofread your cover letter to spot any spelling or grammar mistakes.


  • Repeat information from your CV.
  • Write about details irrelevant to your job application.
  • Focus on what you want out of the job.
  • Make any typos!

Pair your cover letter with a CV!

A cover letter won’t be enough to land a job, and you know it. You also need a pitch-perfect CV. In an ideal world, one that matches the design of your cover letter. And that’s exactly what you’ll get from the LiveCareer CV maker!

How does the CV maker work?

  1. Pick one of 20+ templates, created to meet the needs of various industries and job-seeking scenarios (don’t worry, you’ll get tips for which one to choose).

  2. Inside the builder, all you need to do is provide basic details about yourself: contact information, your job title, years of experience. Then, you’ll get personalized content to add to your CV with one click—all written by top hiring experts.

  3. You can create, download, and print multiple versions of your CV (PDF and DOC formats available). Changing the contents or switching between templates is easy thanks to an intuitive, wizard-based editor.

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