Cover letter for an entry-level (5 samples)

This article will show samples of “cover letters for an entry-level.”

How to write an entry-level cover letter

When writing a cover letter as a fresh candidate here are some of the things to include in the letter:

  • Mention your fresh knowledge. Use your recent learning experiences to your advantage; an employer might be more willing to hire you if they know you can help their business acclimate to new technologies or practices.
  • Express your energy and enthusiasm. It shows the potential motivation you will bring to a job as a fresh college graduate.
  • Check your grammar and proofread your letter. It is a way of showing employers your ability to write comprehensive, error-free messages.
  • The first step is addressing the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the name of the recipient, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position.
  • Since you are a recent graduate, it would help to emphasize your college coursework, internships and other experiences that show your employability.
  • Ensure your qualifications are similar to the job position. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position with you further.”

Sample 1: “Entry-level cover letters”

“Mackenzie Smith

Tampa, Florida 33626

(813) 555-1234

August 28, 2019

Principal Johnathon Carrington

Early Learners Elementary School

555 Early Learners Way

Tampa, Florida 33635

Dear Principal Carrington:

My name is Mackenzie Smith and I am writing to express my interest in the third grade English / Language Arts teacher position with Early Learners Elementary School. I am excited about the opportunity to teach at Early Learners Elementary School because it would be a pleasure to return to my own elementary school as a teacher. I would be a great candidate for the third grade English / Language Arts teacher position because I have the training, skills and personality to provide children a solid foundation for a lifelong love of learning. This position aligns perfectly with my goal of playing an active role in the classroom as I prepare for advancement into administration.

As a recent graduate from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education I have the required training for the third grade English / Language Arts teacher position at Early Learners Elementary School. Relevant course work included Emergent Literacy Strategies and Assessment, Learning and Development within a School Context and Creating and Differentiating Learning Environments. I graduated with High Honors and was a member of the SunCoast Area Teacher Training and Educational Research Program (SCATTER), Kappa Delta Pi and eduCARE. My prior experience in customer service in the retail industry also gave me the patience and skills needed for effective classroom management.

One thing that attracted me most to Early Learners Elementary School is the volunteer work the school does to give back to our disadvantaged youth. I am also passionate about empowering every student with a love of learning and volunteer regularly for my local YMCA Club as an after-school tutor. I look forward to meeting you in person during an interview to further discuss my qualifications and how I will be an asset to the teaching team at Early Learners Elementary School. Thank you for your time and consideration.


{Your physical signature}

Mackenzie Smith

Enclosed: Resume”

Sample 2: “Entry-level cover letters”

“Jessica Parrish

23-18 31st St

Astoria, NY 11105

(718) 555-4321

January 1, 2019

Ms. Roberta Houston

Head of Human Resources

Mad Women Advertising

20 W 34th St.

New York, NY 10001

Dear Ms. Houston,

As a years-long SWA client, I was elated to see the opening you’ve advertised for a cloud engineer/technician. I have several accomplishments under my belt in the cloud area, such as my 33% decrease in onboarding time, and I’d love to continue these wins with SWA.

During my IT studies at university, I had several proud achievements which would translate well to the open position, and I’d love the opportunity to bring similar results to SWA. Some of those achievements include:

My ultimate project before leaving uni was a highly-scored cloud architecture activity (99.35%).

I identified and implemented a change in cloud providers (to SWA, actually!), and this led to both a 15% increase in task completion speed as well as a 22% reduction in costs.

Securing the cloud engineer position at SWA would really be the highlight of my twenties. I’ve long been a fan of your company and its culture, and I’d be honored to bring my skill set and know-how over as a new employee.

I would be delighted for the chance to prove that my successes throughout university can be replicated and built upon for a career at SWA.


Jessica Parrish

P.S.—I would love the opportunity to sit down with you and show you how my 33% decrease in onboarding time could be replicated and improved upon at SWA.”

Sample 3: “Entry-level cover letters”

“Mark Étienne

(xxx) xxx-xxx

June 6, 2019

Dear Dr. Rojas,

My previous internship experience taught me that a marketing assistant is more involved than just analyzing and compiling customer data. Coffee and breakfast in hand, I spent my mornings compiling comprehensive competitive analyses based on our available data. My afternoons, looking for supplemental data to provide a stronger analysis. Every deliverable contained the necessary information to help the marketing team develop a better product for their clients. I took pride in my work, knowing that I was a part of the team that helped the company retain 80% of its clientele.

One year of internship experience at XYZ Branding has granted me the skills necessary to hit the ground running on day one. If given the opportunity, your company can benefit from the intern who previously:

Provided written marketing ad materials boasting a minimum 11% conversion rate

Helped design focus group environments that maximize accuracy and data reliability

Helped conduct the in-depth market research in the industry

As a passionate, results-driven individual, I am as dedicated as a company needs their best employee to be. I am aware that NTN Marketing is one of the leading marketing brands in the North East. And a company like yours can help create a mutually beneficial relationship with an employee who is ready for any undertaking.

I would love to have the opportunity to further discuss my potential in working at NTN Marketing. Can we schedule a future date to discuss how I can help with your clients X Imaging, Y Tiling, and Z Construction?

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Kind regards,

Mike Étienne”

Sample 4: “Entry-level cover letters”

“Jane Gordon

7903 Harbor Street

Portland, OR 97035

(000) 123-1234

August 13, 2020

Alexander Jeffries

Human Resources Manager

Portland Bay Books

801 Powell Street, Suite #200

Portland, OR 97035

Dear Mr. Jeffries:

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with Portland Bay Books’ recruiter, Sarah Smith, at the job fair held on the campus of Portland State University. As a graduating senior with a major in English and a minor in Communications, I was interested to learn about your publishing operations. Please accept the attached resume as a sign of my deep interest in becoming your next Editorial Assistant.

During my studies in the English Honors Program at Portland State University, I have honed strong analytical, writing, and grammatical skills that will serve me well in this position. For the past four years I have been a book reviewer for our department’s literary journal, Chiaroscuro, and am now serving as its Senior Editor. I thus understand how to collaborate with a team of writers, how to brainstorm engaging content, how to proofread manuscripts and perform line edits, and how to design page formats.

I am also currently completing a three-month internship as a Marketing Assistant with ABC Marketing, a role which has provided me with “real world” experience in conducting competitive market research, creating social media posts for client companies, and designing unique corporate newsletters.

My technical skills include Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, and PowerPoint) and the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of publication tools. You can view samples of my writing and design work in my online portfolio at

Eager to learn more about your expectations for your next Editorial Assistant, I would welcome the opportunity for a personal interview. Thank you for your time, consideration, and forthcoming response.


Jane Gordon”

Sample 5: “Entry-level cover letters”

““Dear Admissions Officer,

My name is Alex Hartson, and I am applying to the counseling psychology master’s degree program at Baylor University. I recently graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, where I developed an interest in family counseling. When I read about your counseling degree program and discovered that you offer a family counseling speciality, I knew that this was the right master’s degree program to continue my studies.

During my time at Northwestern University, I worked as a student research assistant in the psychology department and also worked at the front desk in the counseling office. As a master’s degree student at Baylor University, I would aim to contribute to campus activities and initiatives while I complete my studies.

Thank you for taking the time to review my application.


Frequently Asked Questions: How to write an entry-level cover letter

How do I write a cover letter with no experience?

How to Write a Cover Letter With No Experience

  • Write an attention-grabbing opening paragraph.
  • Explain why you’re the best fit for the role.
  • Describe your relevant skills.
  • Mention your top achievements.

Is a cover letter necessary for entry-level?

Yes. A cover letter increases the chances of you getting hired; it sets you apart from other candidates with similar backgrounds and resumes.

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