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I'm looking for cover letter template which would fit with this CV, PDF here. Can anyone suggest anything similar to that (just a regular cover letter, sender's address on top right, recipients lower on the left, text follows ...).

I'm newbie to LaTeX, and somewhat short on time, otherwise would have try to compose my own. But as the situation stands, unfortunately, haven't got the time for experimenting :/

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The newlfm class or the scrlttr2 class (from the KOMA-Script bundle) could be an option.

EDIT: here's a simple example adapted from Matthew J. Miller's template

\documentclass[10pt,stdletter,dateno]{newlfm}
\usepackage{kpfonts}
\usepackage{url}

\widowpenalty=1000
\clubpenalty=1000

\newlfmP{headermarginskip=20pt}
\newlfmP{sigsize=50pt}
\newlfmP{dateskipafter=20pt}
\newlfmP{addrfromphone}
\newlfmP{addrfromemail}
\PhrPhone{Phone}
\PhrEmail{Email}

\namefrom{Matthew J.\ Miller}
\addrfrom{%
    \today\\[10pt]
    439 Coordinated Science Laboratory\\
    1308 West Main Street\\
    Urbana, IL 61801
}
\phonefrom{217-244-6024}
\emailfrom{mjmille2@uiuc.edu}

\addrto{%
Faculty Search Committee\\
Department of Computer Science\\
Clemson University\\
Clemson, SC 29634-0974}

\greetto{To Whom It May Concern,}
\closeline{Sincerely,}
\begin{document}
\begin{newlfm}

I am writing to apply for the position of assistant
professor in Clemson University's Computer Science Department.  I plan to receive my
Ph.D.\ degree from the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign in Summer of 2006.  My adviser is
Prof.\ Nitin H.\ Vaidya, and my general areas of interest
include wireless and sensor network performance and security.
 Having many friends and family in the area, I would be
most enthused to return to the South permanently by accepting
a position at your institution.

In my graduate work, I focus on the design of
energy-efficient protocols and secure key distribution.
More specifically, I have explored various techniques at
multiple layers of the network stack to effectively reduce
the energy consumption of wireless communication.  In security,
my work was the first to propose leveraging channel diversity
for sensor network key distribution.  My research appears in 
the \textit{IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing} journal as
well as \textit{Infocom 2006} and \textit{ICDCS 2005},
prestigious conferences in the areas of networking and distributed
systems, respectively.

Enclosed is my curriculum vitae (including a list of
publications), contact information for my references, a research
statement, and a teaching statement.  All of my publications and
presentations are available at:

\url{http://www.crhc.uiuc.edu/~mjmille2/publications/}

Please let me know if there are any other materials
or information that will assist you in processing my application.

Thank you for your consideration.  I look forward to
hearing from you.

\end{newlfm}
\end{document}
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Do you perhaps know of a decent looking example letter in any of them? The examples given in newlfm CTAN archive are absolutely hideous. –  Rook Apr 11 '11 at 13:50
    
@Rook: I've added an example to my answer. –  Gonzalo Medina Apr 11 '11 at 14:20
    
@GonzaloMedina What defines the parskip in this class? –  azetina Dec 2 '13 at 20:50
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