These need to be submitted on ONE file.


Please note that the header must be formatted using the MSWord header feature. Do not type on the page. For the final version, please change the header to replace DRAFT with FINAL.



Give the URL for the job listing and copy/paste the job description. Do not use more than one page please.


The SECOND PAGE will be your cover letter and the last page will be your resume.



Keep the resume to ONE PAGE created specifically just for this job listing.


Omit information that does not relate to the job listing.


Use the format in this example.





Your Street Address
City, State Zip Code
Telephone Number
Email Address


Month, Day, Year


Mr./Ms./Dr. FirstName LastName
Name of Organization
Street or P. O. Box Address
City, State Zip Code


Dear Mr./Ms./Dr.LastName:


State why you are writing; how you learned of the organization or position, and a summary of your qualifications.


Tell why you are interested in the employer or type of work the employer does (Simply stating that you are interested does not tell why). Demonstrate that you know enough about the employer or position to relate your background to the employer or position. If possible, use a bullet list to mention specific qualifications which make you a good fit for the job requirements listed in the job description. Refer to the fact that your resume is enclosed. Mention other enclosures if such are required to apply for a position.


Indicate that you would like the opportunity to interview for a position or to talk with the employer to learn more about their opportunities or hiring plans. State what you will do to follow up, such as telephone the employer within two weeks. If you will be in the employer’s location and could offer to schedule a visit, indicate when. State that you would be glad to provide the employer with any additional information needed. Thank the employer for her/his consideration.



Your name

Contact info

Enclosure(s) (refers to resume, etc.)




Mark Smith

123 Main Street, AnyCity, USA

555-555-5555 ~



Executive Assistant position with XYZ Company where my skills in in customer service, marketing, and human resources will increase employee productivity explain how based on your specific skill area.





Customer service, program coordination, policy enforcement, account reconciliation, product promotion, scheduling, database management, event planning and coordination, materials management, site inspection, brochure and newsletter writing, Microsoft Office. Don't use generic skills that people put on resumes because they can't think of anything else: customer service (use this only if you were the supervisor), critical thinking, problem-solving, and anything else that isn't a specific skill from your work or volunteer experience.



Food Bank of America, AnyCity, MD                                                                        2001-Present

Agency Relations

timeliness to ensure efficiency



Uganda Revenue Authority, Kampala, Uganda                                                       1998 -2001

Field Officer



Bachelor of Science - Business Administration (expected completion 2010)

University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland


Advanced Certificate in Business Studies, 1996

Business College, Anywhere, USA


References provided upon request.