Job hunting sites Monster.com and LiveCareer.com publish sample cover letters for different types of jobs. About.com also offers an extensive list of cover letters in its advice section.
To locate Monster's sample cover letters, go to the site's main page, and click on career resources at the top of the page. Under the page heading on the left side of the page, click on Career Advice. In the center of the page under the Craft a Winning Resume heading, click on Cover Letter Samples.
Managers recommend that serious job hunters tailor cover letters to specific jobs, since they often see cover letters generated from templates or samples.