In this part you can read two examples of cover letters. You can use them as an inspiration and as a template for writing your own letter, although make sure to change the relevant information and correct them in order to match your qualifications and the requisites of the position.
The first one is an example of a letter written by a person that already has a quite large experience in the sector, while the second one is a letter written by a student and can be taken as a model if you are also applying for one of your first jobs.
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Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. [Hiring Manager’s Name],
Please accept my enclosed application for the
position of executive assistant. I found your job posting on [Website Name],
and I’m pleased to say that my skills match your requirements perfectly.
According to your job posting, you need an experienced executive assistant who
can schedule meetings, prepare agendas, and take care of daily issues without
In my current role as an executive assistant at
PaxWay Incorporated, I handle all of these duties, and more, with great
capability. Allow me to point to three bullet points from my resume that
demonstrate both my abilities and achievements:
· Perform a variety of
accounting activities, such as preparing between 10-20 check requests, expense
reports, purchase orders, and invoices a week
· Handled all domestic and
international travel reservations, cutting company’s travel expenses by 12%
· Organized 3+ monthly
meetings and their logistical elements (scheduling, preparing the facility,
organizing handouts and/or binders for attendees, etc.)
I also spearheaded the movement to “go digital,”
which has proven to be a significant efficiency boon for the company. I am
frequently praised for my ability to handle complex tasks and solve problems
without requesting input, but also maintain an awareness of when input may be
desired. In short, as an executive assistant, I am efficient, attentive, and
competent. Finally, I have all the basic skills necessary for the role. I type
at 80WPM, am familiar with CRM systems, and have a mastery of the MS Office Suite.
I am eagerly anticipating having a follow up
conversation with you about how I can help make the lives of your company
executives easier. Please feel free to contact me at any time.
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Mobile: XXX XXXX XXXX
Mr Allan Moyle
Moyle Retail Solutions
Phone: XX XXXX XXXX
23 April 2015
RE: Application for Casual Retail Sales Assistant position
Dear Mr. Moyle,
As a highly motivated and dedicated student with
strong communication and interpersonal skills, I would like to apply for the
position of Casual Retail Sales Assistant.
As a student I have been extensively involved in my
school community, which has allowed me to develop strong interpersonal skills.
My involvement in various events, including drama eisteddfods and sports
carnivals, has allowed me to work closely with my peers while supporting the
school community as a whole.
These experiences have allowed me to develop strong
time management and organisational skills, which I see as being very important
when seeking to work in casual employment while continuing to study.
Personal attributes that I believe make me suitable
for this position include:
Volunteer participation and school results demonstrate high motivation.
Service: Assisting with the sale of products at community events has allowed
the development of customer service skills.
Acting in drama performances and working as an MC for school events has allowed
the development of communication skills.
and educators have commended me for my willingness to participate and my
dedication to helping out where possible. I enjoy working with others and
believe that my strong communication skills will ensure that I can meet the
expectations of this role.
I am aware
that you will receive a large number of applications for this job, but I would
very much appreciate the opportunity to demonstrate my capabilities to you in
I believe that I have a lot to offer your
organisation. I am keen to develop my professional skills and look forward to
discussing my application with you at an interview. I have enclosed a copy of
my resume for your consideration. I can be
contacted at all times on the details provided above.
Thanking you in advance for your time,
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