As with any cover letter, you should let the employer know how you learned of the position. In the architects cover letter below the candidate specifically mentions who notified him of the open position.
Notice the way in which the candidate begins each short paragraph with a bold question. The questions are written in all caps to draw the employer’s immediate attention.
Finally, keep in mind the importance of closing your cover letter with a strong conclusion. In the sample architects cover letter below the candidate has stated he will contact the employer to arrange an interview. This is an important area to make sure that you cover.
In many cases this could make the difference between receiving an interview and never hearing back from the employer again. Not only does it show initiative, which can be attractive to many employers, but it also ensures you have another contact with the employer.
Architectural Cover Letter Sample
3500 West 52nd Street
New York, NY
March 12, 2007
Mr. Howard Langley
Langley & Langley, Inc.
2905 Corporate Way
Scarsdale, NY 55555
Dear Mr. Langley:
Jim Horton urged me to contact you about your recently available position of senior architect, and I do so with great interest.
Do you need an architect who…
IS AN EFFECTIVE MANAGER? More than 100 of my employees and coworkers will attest to my success in this area.
IS A COMPETENT COMMUNICATOR? After more than 15 years of conferring with clients, I realize the importance of effective consultation.
IS AN EXPERT ADMINISTRATOR? I work with multi-million dollar budgets annually.
AND ABOVE ALL, IS A SUPERIOR ARCHITECT? Drive by and look at Morgan Towers in Manhattan. I designed this award-winning building.
Because you are reading this far, you are probably interested in how Langley & Langley can benefit from my expertise. I will call you the middle of next week to arrange an agreeable time for us to meet. Thank you.
The cover letter is concluded by a enclosure reference regarding the candidate’s resume. Be sure not to overlook this, so the employer knows to look for your resume in the envelope.
Architect Cover Letter Tips
The architects cover letter example shown, provides a clear example of how a candidate can highlight experience and accomplishments to prove they are the right person for the job.