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This is a sample resume cover letter for the job application. First thing cover letter should explain is, why you are sending a resume. Tell specifically how you learned about the position or the organization. Convince the reader to look at your resume. Call attention to elements of your background. Provide or refer to any information specifically requested in a job advertisement.

Jim Karter
1234, Main Street
Boston, MA 02123

04 April, 2005

<Recipient Address Goes Here>

Dear Mr. <Name>,

I read in the <date> <newspaper name> classified section of your need for a Civil Engineer or Building Construction graduate for one of your Washington, DC, area sites. I will be returning to the Washington area after graduation in May and believe that I have the necessary credentials for the project.

I have worked at various levels in the construction industry every summer since the 8th grade. As you can see from my resume, I worked several summers as a general laborer, gradually moved up to a carpenter, and last summer I worked as assistant construction manager on a 100 million dollar job.

In addition to this practical experience, I will complete requirements for my Building Construction degree in May. As you may know, Virginia Tech in one of the few universities in the country that offers such a specialized degree for the construction industry. I am confident that my Building Construction degree, along with my years of construction industry experience, make me an excellent candidate for your job.

The Anderson Construction Company projects are familiar to me, and my aspiration is to work for a company that has your excellent reputation. I would welcome the opportunity to interview with you. I will be in the Washington area during the week of April 12th and would be available to speak with you at that time. In the next week to ten days I will contact you to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for your consideration.

Jim Karter

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