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Here Is A Cover Letter Template To Land A Remote Job


In our previous post we outlined different cover letter strategies to use when applying for remote positions. Now that you’re all prepped with actionable ideas, we wanted to take things one step further with a cover letter template that will help you land a remote job.

Before we jump into it, here’s a quick recap that should be burned into your brain:

FromHow To Write A Cover Letter To Land A Remote Job: 5 Powerful Strategies

Go a step beyond good grammar and action verbs. With cover letters, you get a chance to infuse some personality at this first, critical touch point. Don’t just cut and paste and call it a day.

That means that every cover letter should be modified to fit the job you’re applying for. You don’t have to start from scratch, but it should be crystal clear to the recipient why you’re applying and that you’ve read the job posting.

The Remote Cover Letter Template in Action

If you use this template, here’s how a cover letter will look once it’s ready to send:  

Hi Matt,

I saw that you were looking for a Content Writer at Remotise and wanted to put my name forward as an applicant. I’ve been working in digital marketing for the last 5 years developing data-driven creative and creating actionable growth marketing strategies. I believe I am a good fit because I have:

  • Managed teams in a remote setting since 2015
  • Executed daily email campaigns for 40,000+ contacts over an 18 month period
  • Supported the launch & management of 3 new companies aimed to expand corporate services 

I have attached a PDF version of my resume. Here are links to my personal site and LinkedIn profile 

I’ve been working remotely since 2015 and currently work as a freelance marketer. I’m interested in this position because I’m looking to work with a growing team in a face paced role. I’m excited to talk to you about digital marketing strategies that would help drive engagement and growth. I look forward to speaking with you and sharing ideas.

Best,

Christine Johnson

Breakdown Of The Remote Cover Letter Template

To help make it easy to follow along, we’ve broken down this template line by line. 

Here’s the first line of your cover letter template:

Hello [first name], “

FromHow To Write A Cover Letter To Land A Remote Job: 5 Powerful Strategies

There’s a good chance you’ll be able to find out the first name of the person vetting your cover letter. If not, address it to the department who you want to read it.

You can easily switch this up as needed. The point we really want to drive home is that you need to stop using ‘To Whom It May Concern,’. Forever.

Here are the next two lines for your cover letter template:

“I saw that you were looking for a [insert title] at [company name] and wanted to put my name forward as an applicant. I’ve been working in [relevant industry] for the last [x] years developing [insert relevant skill] and creating [insert relevant skill]. “

This makes it clear that you took the time to personalize your letter and think about how your skills apply to the job. The toughest part is going to be thinking of relevant skills. This is a good place to include keywords that align with the job posting.

Here is the next line for your cover letter template:

I believe I am a good fit because I have:

  • Executed daily [relevant experience]
  • Managed [relevant experience]
  • [adjective] [relevant experience]
  • [adjective] [relevant experience]

Hiring managers are tight on time and will quickly scan cover letters. Use bullet points to highlight your relevant experience in a concise way. Take some time to write out 3-7 that you can swap in and out as needed.

Here’s the next line of your cover letter template:

“Attached is a PDF version of my resume. Here are links to my personal site and LinkedIn profile.”

This is pretty self explanatory, but essential. Don’t hit send without attaching these assets.

You’ve introduced yourself, explained your interest in the position and highlighted relevant skills and experience. The next step is to round it out with a final paragraph that summarizes what you’ve been up to and what you’re looking for in your next role.

Here’s what that might look like:

“I’ve been working remotely since [year] and currently work as a [insert current title]. I’m looking to [insert why you’re applying]. I’m excited to talk to you about [relevant job topic] that would help [how this would apply to the role]. I look forward to speaking with you.

Best,

[Your first name & last name]”

Putting It All Together

Here’s a the mad-libs edition we end up with when we put it all together:

“Hello [first name],  

I saw that you were looking for a [insert title] at [company name] and wanted to put my name forward as an applicant. I’ve been working in [relevant industry] for the last [x] years developing [insert relevant skill] and creating [insert relevant skill]. I believe I am a good fit because I have:

  • Executed daily [relevant experience]
  • Managed [relevant experience]
  • [adjective] [relevant experience]
  • [adjective] [relevant experience]

Attached is a PDF version of my resume. Here are links to my personal site and LinkedIn profile.

I’ve been working remotely since [year] and currently work as a [insert current title]. I’m looking to [insert why you’re applying]. I’m excited to talk to you about [relevant job topic] that would help [how this would apply to the role]. I look forward to speaking with you.

Best,

 [Your first name & last name]”

Summary

When it comes to writing cover letters, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time. Using a template will help you keep things focused and on track.

We’ve broken the process down section by section to highlight what remote hiring managers are looking for. There’s no doubt in our minds that any cover letter you make should be geared toward a remote opportunity. 

From:  7 Indisputable Reasons Why Remote Jobs Are The Future

…remote jobs are our future. Period. The freedom and flexibility working from home offers is only part of the appeal, because remote work benefits the whole world.

A template is enough to get started but remember that you can always stray from it as needed. 

Cool? Cool. 

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