Cover Letter – Before Interview: Letter of References


January 1, 2006

Maria Peterman
60725 Willow Court
Shawsville, VA 24162
According to your advertisement, you are currently in the market for an accomplished _______________(TITLE), who has an established history of _______________(ACCOMPLISHMENT). As you will see from my enclosed resume, I have such a history.

I currently hold the position of _______________(TITLE) with _______________(COMPANY). I have a strong background in _______________(FIELD) and enjoy working in a team environment.

Should you have the time in the next week or so, I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you and the members of your staff to see how my qualifications align with your requirements.


Drew Sterling



Matt Smith
539 East Sussex Way, Hanford, CA 93704
Home: (559) 555-1000
Business: (559) 555-0002


Gary Pastorini
Manager of Mountain Ridge Country Store
Phone: (614) 555-6481
Office: (614) 555-4474

Frankie Roberts
Store Clerk: Air Liquide, Canada
Office: (614) 555-5746
Fax: (614) 555-2592

Andre Barbosa
President of Western Canada Manufacturers Association
Phone: (614) 555-6222
Office: 1-800-555-4952

Student Work Reference

Kirk Murphy
Director, Welding Sales and Supplies
Phone: (614) 555-6735
Fax: (614) 555-6550

Volunteer Work Reference

Leonard Lipton
Leader of Books for Cooks
Phone: (614) 555-8236