Cover letter for a remote position (5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for a remote job.”

How to write a cover letter for a remote job

To get a remote job, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a cover letter for a remote job, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letters for a remote job”

“[Date]

[Hiring manager’s name]

[Company name]

Dear Hiring manager name,

Introduce yourself here and refer to the remote job that you’re applying for. Share why this position was interesting to you and what excited you about the company. Good time to show the research you did in this opener.

Highlight your qualifications, how you align with the role, and your experiences working remotely. Try to include a few examples that tie to the needs of the job role and how you handle remote work. Specific projects, your impact, or results will be great to highlight in bullet points here as well.

Reminder, use specific keywords or language that is similar to the remote job listing. This shows you read it in detail and align with the requirements of the job.

Before drawing to a close, call out any questionable areas of your resume. If you don’t have any, then go right into why you are the candidate over the others applying for the job.

As you end your cover letter, thank the recipient for taking the time to read your letter and reiterate your excitement to learn about the next steps for this job.

You can also link to any personal website, online portfolio, or LinkedIn profile at this time as well.

Thanks,

 Your Name”

Sample 2: “Cover letters for a remote job”

“Hello (Hiring Manager’s First Name),

I volunteered with (company name) in 2018 by contacting eligible SNAP recipients using the proprietary app. Even when the program ended, I remained captivated by (company name’s) unique model to give people the SNAP benefits they rightfully deserved. I was elated to see an opening on your website. I would love to continue your mission as Growth & Development Manager. Currently, I am a Development Director at (current company name). I also spent over five years redesigning branding materials for (past company name) as a Marketing Specialist. My skills in development, marketing, and communication make me an ideal fit for your open role.

I believe the ideal candidate for this job is experienced in both development and marketing. I have five years of remote experience in both fields. I am well-equipped to communicate well with a team. Furthermore, I can also organize my time effectively in this remote position. My recent accomplishments include:

  • Strategized funds in our donor database, helping raise over $4,000 for Giving Tuesday.
  • Redesigned digital marketing materials, resulting in a 34% increase in downloads.
  • Designed SEO strategy for (company’s website). Receiving a 54% increase in organic search traffic in two weeks

I would love to speak with you more in a formal interview setting. You can reach me at (phone number) and (email). Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

(Name)”

Sample 3: “Cover letters for a remote job”

“Jian Yang

United States, Pacific Time

10th November 2021

Gavin Belson

Hooli

Dear Gavin,

My name is Jian Yang and I’m applying for a software engineering position at Hooli. I’m really excited about Hooli’s mission to change the world and I’m passionate about your tech stack that includes Python, Java, React, and Scala. All languages that I have used in the past.

I’ve been building my own startup for the last few years and have been backed by Erlich Bachman’s incubator Aviato. You might be familiar with another company that Aviato has backed, Pied Piper. I’m passionate about video compression and I’ve learned a lot about it working close to the Pied Piper team. In fact, for my own startup, I’ve been able to get close to their levels of video compression. I’ve been working from home for the last few years so I believe I have all the remote work skills required to work remotely for Hooli.

Here’s how I think I could help if you hired me as a remote software engineer. I know that Hooli has been interested in buying Pied Piper for a number of years but the team is not interested. I also know that being able to cut down on the file sizes of videos would dramatically improve Hooli’s profit margins. I would like to leverage my unique skills and past experience to help.

I am the only person (other than the Pied Piper team and Erlich) who has seen the development of Pied Piper’s algorithm from inception to now, so I’m uniquely placed to help Hooli build out a similar product.

Thanks for your time Gavin, I really think that with Hooli’s resources and my experience we’ll be able to build something great together. I look forward to hearing from you and speaking to you more during the interview process.

Sincerely,

Jian Yang

jian@yang.io”

Sample 4: “Cover letters for a remote job”

“Hello [First name of hiring manager],

As a child I was writing stories about adventures and superheroes. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was setting myself up for a successful career in content writing. I believe my skills in content creation, SEO, and project management make me a great fit for your open writing role at [company name].

I have spent the last eight years honing my writing skills by:

  • Creating fresh content for five different online platforms, frequently on tight deadlines
  • Executing and publishing error-free articles that are optimized for search
  • Managing a team of freelance writers and providing guidance on content strategy

I have worked remotely from my home office for the last two years, so I have a keen understanding of how to manage my time, communicate with coworkers, and complete my work in a timely fashion without sacrificing quality. 

I would love to help [company name] continue to thrive and grow. I can be reached at [email and phone number]. I hope to talk more about this position at [company name]!

Best,

[First name, last name]”

Sample 5: “Cover letters for a remote job”

“Dear {Hiring Manager’s Name}:

{Introduce yourself and refer to the remote job to which you are applying. If you were referred by someone they might know, mention it here. Briefly describe, at a high level, some of your relevant experience related to the position.}

{Describe skills you have that align with the job description. Include one or two brief examples of how you used these skills in previous professional situations. When possible, show how these examples made a positive impact on your employer or clients.}

{Discuss any experience you have working remotely, and describe the skills you’ve learned that enable you to perform successfully. If you don’t have remote work experience, demonstrate that you’re able to work with little supervision.}

{Thank the recipient for their time and consideration. Include a one-sentence summary about why you’d be great. End with an offer to answer questions or say that you look forward to the next step in the hiring process.}

Sincerely,

{Your name}”

Frequently Asked Questions: How to write a cover letter for a remote job

How do I write a cover letter for a part-time job?

Tips for using your cover letter to stand out

  • Make it personal. 
  • Prioritize the positive. 
  • Get to the point. 
  • Set the right tone.
  • Proofread.

How do I write a cover letter for a work-from-home job?

How to write a work-from-home cover letter:

  • State why you want to work at that law firm.
  • Highlight why you’re a good fit.
  • Ending the law covering letter with a thank you and looking forward message.

If you like this blog post, please leave your comments and questions below.

Citations

How to Write a Cover Letter for Remote Jobs (With Templates)

How To Write a Cover Letter for a Remote Job: Do’s, Dont’s & Example

https://himalayas.app/advice/remote-work-cover-letter

https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/what-to-include-in-a-cover-letter-for-a-remote-job-v2/