Samples of resume cover letters are available at Career-Advice.Monster.com, ResumeGenius.com and SusanIreland.com. All of these websites also provide tips on customizing or targeting a cover letter.
Monster provides sample cover letters for different types of jobs, such as office manager, software engineer and elementary school teacher. Other samples deal with situations such as returning to civilian employment from the military and being unemployed.
Resume Genius offers a number of sample cover letters by industry and for students entering the job market for the first time. The industry samples include cover letters for nursing, real estate, construction work and food service.
Susan Ireland, a resume writing professional, has samples of cover letters to human resources departments, to hiring managers, in response to ads and for a career change.