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The Best Free Cover Letter Builder

Our Cover Letter Builder helps you create a professional cover letter easily — proven to get you hired 33% faster.[1]

  • Choose from our professional cover letter designs.
  • Apply our expert advice and suggestions.
  • Breathe easy as we walk you through the process from start to finish.

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Why use a cover letter builder?

The first step to impressing a potential employer is to write an impressive cover letter for your job application. Our Cover Letter Builder will help you create a great document, no matter if you’re a first-time job seeker, switching industries, or looking to move up the career ladder. Just select a template, use our job-specific suggestions to fill out and polish your content, and save and download your letter within minutes. With our cover letter generator, you get easy, fast and professional results every time.

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Use our professional cover letter templates

Our cover letter builder features top-notch templates for a superior look. From modern to creative, just select a featured one below or go to our cover letter templates page and let our cover letter generator do the heavy lifting.

How our Cover Letter Builder can work for you

Professionally designed templates

Don’t struggle to build a cover letter from scratch — our cover letter maker provides over a dozen employer-ready cover letter templates for a great look right out of the gate.

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Job-specific examples

No matter what job you’re applying for, we’ve got you covered. Our Cover Letter Builder provides job-related information and skills you can incorporate into your letter.

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Step-by-step guidance

Our Cover Letter Builder contains expert tips to help you feature the right content in your letter — every step of the way, from opening to closing.

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Easy customization for different jobs

Tailor your cover letter to fit any job opportunity, and create and save as many versions of your document as you want.

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Complement your resume’s look

Create a unified look for your job application by using our Resume Builder to create a resume that matches your cover letter’s design.

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Export in Seconds

When you’re done with your cover letter, download it to your computer as a PDF, plain text or Word document, SVG or JPEG.

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Build a cover letter in 4 easy steps

1Select a template.

To get started on our cover letter generator, first choose from our wide range of cover letter templates, suitable for any situation and industry. Cover letter experts create our designs to be visually striking, readable and ATS-friendly.

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2Tell us about the job you want.

Fill out our simple questionnaire about the position you want and the company you’re applying to. This will help our cover letter generator properly guide you to create the perfect cover letter for you.

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3Tell us about your experience and skills.

Our Cover Letter Builder will fill out the most important sections of your cover letter based on your experience, skills and work style.

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4Edit and download.

Once your cover letter is built, read it over and polish it as needed, adding your personality to the letter and ensuring all the details are correct and fit the job you want. When you’re satisfied with the final result, choose from a selection of commonly used formats and download your letter.

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Create a cover letter for any situation

Our cover letter maker can produce the right letter for all of the common scenarios below. Just use the example that matches your situation, or visit our cover letter examples page for more samples to model your letter. You can also visit our how to write a cover letter page for complete tips on constructing your letter.

Standard cover letter

Use our cover letter generator to pinpoint skills and experiences that fit the job and explain to hiring managers what excites you about the company.

Entry-level job

Since you won’t have extensive professional experience to fall back on, our Cover Letter Builder will help you focus on skills and training you already have and your enthusiasm and readiness to learn quickly.

Career change

This is your chance to provide context for why you want to change careers. Stress skills and experiences from previous jobs that can transfer to a new position. The expert phrases our Cover Letter Builder suggests will help you note your readiness to work a little harder to quickly pick up new skills, and explain why you think your new career is a good fit for you.

Employment gap

Follow the lead of our cover letter generator and this cover letter example and stress skills and experiences you’ve picked up even when you’ve been away from full-time work. Prove to the company you’re ready to dive back into employment by explaining your specific interest in the job.

Cold-call

This kind of letter is all about introducing yourself to a prospective employer. With the help of our Cover Letter Builder, you can inform them of the traits and abilities you have that can make a positive impact should a position open up.

Professional connection

Having a professional connection at a company is an effective way to get a good shot at landing the job. As with this example, detail your relationship and use our Cover Letter Builder to explain how that person has given you great insight into the company and how you can contribute.

Temporary-to-permanent position

You’ve put in time as a part-time or contract worker — now’s the time to explain how you’re willing (and deserving) to be elevated to a full-time position. Put together a letter with our cover letter generator that stresses your knowledge of the company’s needs and how you’ve already made a significant impact.

Seeking promotion

As with the temporary-to-permanent example, with the guidance of our Cover Letter Builder you can zero in on the contributions you’ve already made to the company and emphasize the knowledge and skills that give you the advantage over other external and internal candidates for the job.

Cover letter FAQ

What is a cover letter builder?

A cover letter builder is an app that helps you create a cover letter to accompany your resume. Ideally, a builder should help you produce your letter in a neat, professional layout while providing easy-to-follow guidance on how to address an employer’s needs in your content.  Our online cover letter creator provides all of the above.

Is it OK to use a cover letter builder?

You might be skeptical about using a cover letter builder — after all, why use a builder if the letter ends up looking depersonalized or “generic”? Or maybe you have doubts that a builder can create a compelling letter for your particular situation. Think of our cover letter maker as a useful tool that will take you most of the way toward a perfect letter, with the final touches added by you. Use our content suggestions as a guideline, and then “refine” the content with details, facts and information about yourself that will create an ideal blend of professional credentials and personal insights.

How do I design and format my cover letter?

If you want to create a letter on your own, we’ve got cover letter layout tips for you — but for a true no-muss, no-fuss experience that results in a polished, error-free letter, we recommend using our cover letter generator, along with the above-mentioned cover letter formatting tips.

What are the major points I should hit in a cover letter?

At heart, a cover letter should address these four points:

  1. Why you want the job.
  2. How you’re prepared to handle the daily requirements of the job.
  3. How you can fit in and adapt to the company’s culture.
  4. How you can help the company move forward.

Taking a couple of minutes to answer these questions will help you in your application. The best news is that you don’t have to do it alone – our Cover Letter Builder will take you step-by-step.

For more guidance on best presenting yourself in your letter, see our article Cover Letter Tips: 4 Showstoppers to Get You Noticed.

How do I strike the right tone in my cover letter?

The tone of your professional cover letter will depend on the company’s culture and your connections with the company. It’s essential to look up their website or social media profiles to learn more about them before writing your cover letter.

If you’re applying for the job because you know someone at the organization, keep your tone cordial and collegial, explaining your connection upfront. Otherwise, base your tone on the image the company projects in public. An out-of-the-box company is more apt to respond to a creative cover letter that is professional, friendly and engaging. In contrast, a company with a more traditional or conservative work culture will appreciate a more formal tone.

If you’re still not sure where to start, our Cover Letter Builder makes it easy for you to strike the right tone. After answering a quick questionnaire, our builder will generate expert-written phrases and suggestions you can add with just one click.

For related tips, visit our Cover Letter Dos and Don’ts page.

How should my cover letter complement my resume?

Don’t repeat the information your resume provides. Instead, focus on a few accomplishments and skills that best represent you as the ideal candidate in your letter, matching them to what the potential job requires. You should also use the cover letter to give employers an idea of who you are and how you approach work — a little dash of your personality will help you stand out from other applicants.

Finally, use the suggestions from our cover letter generator to answer the question: “Are you the best person for the job?” Describe how you can specifically help the company and the value you can bring to the job. For more cover letter writing tips, see our entire lineup of cover letter writing guides, and to get a head-start on creating a perfect resume, visit our How to Write a Resume section.

How should I address a career change in my cover letter?

Your career-change cover letter should accomplish two things:

  1. Highlight previous work experience and transferable skills relevant to the new job.
  2. Explain why you’re changing careers and why you chose that company to do it.

In your writing, show the hiring manager how your skills and past experiences, even if they’re from a different field or industry, have prepared you with the knowledge necessary to take on the responsibilities of the new job. With the help of our cover letter generator you can make a connection between the two and confidently show your potential employer that you bring a unique perspective that will benefit their team.

More cover letter tips

For more help on building the perfect cover letter, follow our expert guides:

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