Modern cover letter templates
When you want your application to land with a splash, there’s nothing like a modern cover letter template to get the job done. This collection features our boldest fonts, biggest headers and most spacious designs that allow your writing to make an impact.
Modern cover letter templates offer just the right balance of originality and professionalism, which makes them the ideal layout for a variety of positions. These templates give space to your words and insights while still showing a hiring manager that you understand the difference a fresh outlook can make.
When to pick a modern cover letter template
Modern cover letter templates are a great choice for candidates with careers in design, architecture, marketing, IT, media and more. These modern templates can help speak to your originality without coming across as eccentric or out of touch.
Modern cover letter templates are also a great choice for freelancers and other self-employed applicants. These templates help you create a “personal brand” – a unique look and feel that identifies your documents and makes the reader take notice from the second their eyes meet the page.
Some candidates in traditional fields may also want to make use of a modern cover letter template if it’s the appropriate choice for the company to which they are applying. Make sure to check out the employer’s website, social media and other marketing materials to research their tone, colour scheme and goals. Modern cover letter templates work especially well for youthful companies that take a casual tone in their outward presentation.
Free to download and use in Microsoft Word, as a PDF, or in Google Docs
Downloading your modern cover letter template in the correct format is a crucial final step before you can submit your application with confidence. Luckily our templates are free to download and use in Microsoft Word, as a PDF or even in Google Docs. Each of these formats has its own advantages.
We recommend PDF as the format for submitting your cover letter. That’s because a PDF file won’t change between computers, so you can rest assured the format you’ve created is the one the hiring manager will see. It’s the perfect format for printing, uploading and emailing your cover letter.
Microsoft Word is another great choice if you plan to edit your cover letter offline after downloading it. Some online application portals also request documents to be submitted as Word files. If this is the case, make sure to choose the .docx version of our most popular cover letter templates, which mirror the PDF version exactly.