Work from-home cover letter (4 samples)

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Page last updated: 18/10/2022

This blog post will show samples of “work-from-home cover letters.”

Samples of work-from-home cover letters

When writing a work-from-home cover letter, 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: “work-from-home cover letter”

“Nov. 10, 2020

Cecilia Geizer

Hiring manager

Pearl Clothing Retailer

123 Main St., Seattle WA

Dear Cecilia,

As a longtime supporter of your brand, I was excited to see on your website that Pearl Clothing Retailer is seeking a remote customer care specialist. I believe my 10 years of experience providing exceptional customer service in a fast-paced retail environment would make me a great addition to your team.

I am currently a retail sales associate at Stylish Outfittings, where I assist customers daily by answering questions and providing personalized clothing recommendations. For the last three years, I have received recognition for my success in increasing sign-ups for our customer loyalty program, which I attribute to my strong communication and listening skills. As a result of this accomplishment, our team has consistently increased sales and retained customers. I aim to bring my communication skills and personalized services to help your customers feel valued and supported.

Aside from my passion for customer service, I am a highly self-motivated individual. I sometimes work alone on the floor, which requires me to multitask shelving and organization responsibilities while helping customers. My ability to manage myself and my time will enable me to successfully work from home and solve customers’ issues on my own while following Pearl Clothing Retailer’s guidelines.

As a retail associate, I need to answer calls from customers. I always aim to be patient and empathetic when listening to their concerns about orders. I can bring this experience to serve your team remotely, employing excellent verbal communication skills to provide a personal experience even when I am not physically interacting with customers.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I am excited about the opportunity to support your customers and their needs to uphold your exceptional reputation as a retailer. I look forward to discussing this position with you further, hopefully during an interview.

Sincerely,

Melissa Boxer

mboxer@email.com

(555) 555-5555”

Sample 2: “work-from-home cover letter”

“{Your name}

{Your country and timezone}

{Date}

{Hiring manager’s name}

{Company name}

Dear {Hiring manager’s name}

{Introduce yourself and refer to the remote job that you’re applying for. Explain why you’re applying for the position and why you’re excited about potentially joining the company. Leverage the research you did.}

{Highlight how your qualifications and experience align with the job description. Include one or two brief examples that showcase how you’ve performed in previous situations. Where possible, show how you made a positive impact on your employer, team, or customers. This is also a good place to outline any remote work experience you have.}

{Now it’s time to reiterate the value you can add to the company based on the skills you’ve outlined above. Remember to draw a connection between the situation you’ve outlined above and the specific goals or problems the company has identified in the job description or that you’ve identified through research. Remember to use the language and keywords in the job description.}

{Use this paragraph to showcase your competitive advantage and explain any anomalies on your resume.}

{Thank the recipient for their time and consideration then summarize what you’ve outlined above. Include a call to action or say that you look forward to the next stage in the interview process.}

Sincerely,

{Your name}

{Contact information}”

Sample 3: “work-from-home cover letter”

“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: “work-from-home cover letter”

“Dear ABC,

As a longtime supporter of your brand, I was excited to see on your website that Pearl Clothing Retailer is seeking a remote customer care specialist. I believe my 10 years of experience providing exceptional customer service in a fast-paced retail environment would make me a great addition to your team.

As a fan of all things social media coupled with my enthusiasm for automation and task management, I want to help others more effectively handle their social queues as a customer service representative at Buffer. Transparency, reflection, and mindfulness are part of my daily routine and practices I appreciate when working remotely with a company. As a customer service representative, I can bring positivity to my teammates while helping Buffer users reach their social media goals, even if it requires some out-of-the-box thinking. I strive to be a lifelong learner and often reflect on particular customer service issues that arise to help improve my responses in the future.

Thanks for your time. I look forward to hearing from you and speaking to you more during the interview process.”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of work-from-home cover letters

What skills do I need to become a remote worker?

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and solve problems quickly.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Computer skills.

Are there common mistakes to avoid when writing my remote job cover letter?

Here are a few common mistakes to avoid:

  • Don’t focus on yourself too much
  • Don’t share all the details of every job you’ve had
  • Don’t write a novel

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Citations

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/resumes-cover-letters/work-from-home-cover-letter
https://enhancv.com/cover-letter-examples/work-from-home/
https://www.getcoverletter.com/cover-letter-examples/remote-job/
https://himalayas.app/advice/remote-work-cover-letter#remote-job-cover-letter-template