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City Laborer Sample Cover Letter

Cover Letter Examples Listed by Type of Job

Samples for Different Professions and Positions

When you are writing cover letters to apply for jobs, it's a good idea to review examples of cover letters that are relevant to the job you are applying for. These sample letters will give you ideas for how to convince the employer that you are a good match for the position.

How to Use Sample Cover Letters

Don't just copy the sample cover letters listed below. Rather, use these samples for inspiration.

Scroll through the alphabetical list and find the cover letter that matches the type of job you're applying for.

Then, read the letter. Keep an eye out for the letter's structure. How is information presented in the sample letter? The body of a cover letter is divided into three sections: 

  • The opening paragraph: Start off the letter by saying why you're writing. You'll want to mention both the company name and the specific job title you are applying for. You can also note where you saw the job listing. If you have a connection at the company, or were referred to the position, mention that as well. (Just make sure to ask your connection if it's OK to name drop.) 
  • The middle paragraphs: Use this space to provide details on why you're a good fit for the position, but avoid recreating your resume. 
  • The final paragraph: Wrap up your cover letter with a thank you and follow-up information. 

As you read through the sample letters below, pay attention to how they follows this structure, using it to provide evidence for the letter writer's candidacy.

Think about how you will highlight your own skills and use the limited space available within your cover letter to share the most important details of your work history and accomplishments. The aspects you highlight in your cover letter should reflect details from the job description — this helps demonstrate that you're a good fit for the position.

Here's how to match your qualifications to a job description. 

Notice the word choices and voice used in the example letter you're reading. Look for how the letter writer conveys personality and passion for the position, as well as ​the use of common cover letter phrases, such as "Thank you for your consideration," "I look forward to hearing from you," and "Because of XYZ, I'm a strong candidate for the position." Use these phrases yourself, as necessary, but always aim to keep your letter personalized and genuine.

Cover Letter Examples Listed by Type of Job

Review this alphabetical list of cover letters for a variety of different professions and types of jobs to use as a starting point for writing your own personalized cover letters.

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Job Search Letter Samples

Round out your job application with a professional cover letter. We have plenty of info about cover letters and how to write your own, but if you are specifically looking to work as a Maintenance Worker, you’ve come to the right place.

Use our cover letter sample as a reference for your own, or fill in the template with your information. If, however, you want a cover letter professionally written just for you, then try out our cover letter builder.

Table of Contents

  1. Maintenance Cover Letter & Resume (Image)
  2. Maintenance Worker Cover Letter (Text Format)
  3. 5 Tips for Writing a Cover Letter

1. Maintenance Worker Cover Letter & Resume (Image)

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2. Maintenance Worker Cover Letter (Text Format)

Your Name

142 Facebook Blvd.

Chicago, IL, 94301 United States


[email protected]

March 21, 2017

Hiring Manager’s Name

341 Company Address

Chicago, IL, 94301


[email protected]

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

My name is Jocelyn Doe, and I am a maintenance worker with over 8 years of experience in handling light repairs, cleaning, and inventory management. [Target Company’s] Custodial Manager job posting on caught my attention, and I believe with my expertise and knowledge of the field, I am the best candidate for the job.

My time as a maintenance worker and warehouse custodian have taught me to maintain facilities so that they remain operational and in pristine condition. At The Marin, I was entrusted with training repairmen and delegating maintenance tasks as I saw fit; this level of responsibility has taught me to be consistent and thorough. To further assure you of my suitability for the position, I have included 3 work examples from my resume:

  • Maintained a 100% safety record since first day of employment five years ago.
  • Provide back-up response in emergencies, being available nights and weekends.
  • Trained two new maintenance workers to perform repairs to lighting, heating, air conditioning units; keep equipment in working order.

I appreciate [Target Company’s] policy that guarantees a 2% raise in pay for maintenance workers that exhibit outstanding performance and perfect work attendance within the probationary period. This honors our work and offers incentive to be better in the future.

The prospect of working with[Target Company] is thrilling, and I would like to come in for an interview as soon as possible. Please contact me at [Phone] or via email at [Email] so we can arrange a meeting. Thank you for your time and consideration; I look forward to hearing from you.


Jocelyn Doe

3. 5 Tips for Writing a Cover Letter

1. Tell Them Who You Are: Your introduction paragraph should let a hiring manager know your name, relevant skills or areas of expertise, and what job you are applying for.

2. Be Confident: In your introduction and throughout your cover letter, write with an air of confidence. Tell the hiring manager that you’re qualified and why. Explain how you are valuable and that you will contribute to their efforts as much as possible.

3. Show Your Work Experience: One way to catch a hiring manager’s attention is to include 3 work achievements from your professional experience section in your resume. Typically, experience that provides hard numbers or job-specific skills is best. For example, our applicant “Maintained a 100% safety record.”

4. Show Interest: Research the company and show interest in what they do. Tell them what you like about them or how you plan to contribute to their initiatives and goals.

5. Close With Your Details: In your closing paragraph, leave your contact information and request an interview. This is an excellent way to tie up your cover letter and sound professional.