Examples of OPENING PARAGRAPH
I am very interested in applying for the __________________________position that you
advertised in The ______________________________. Please take a few minutes to
(Name of the paper you saw the ad in)
consider my enclosed resume which details my qualifications and experience.
I am writing in response to your advertisement which appeared in ______________. The
position of ____________________________ is of considerable interest to me and I
believe my education and experience in the field have prepared me for the position.
Your advertisement in the _______________________calls for an experienced
accounting professional with a sound background in business and financial applications;
this description matches my qualifications. As a Junior Accountant, I could serve you
and your clients well.
This letter is in response to your advertisement in the __________________________. I
feel that I have the qualification you are seeking for the position of Accounting Trainee
and am enclosing a copy of my resume, which describes my work experience and
training in detail.
In the advertisement in The________________________ your company urged young,
aggressive college graduates to consider your management training program. I wish to
apply for this program.
Please consider this letter and enclosed resume as an application for the position of
________________ which your company advertised in the _______________________.
Examples of SECOND PARAGRAPH
As my resume indicates, I possess over three years experience within the retail and wholesale arenas. I am committed to quality sales and service standards and am eager to continue my record of success with _____________________. As your newest Sales Associate, I would contribute strong interpersonal skills and an enthusiastic selling approach.
Because of my ability to organize, train, and work effectively with personnel in quality, high-volume restaurants, I was able to maintain a conscientious, highly productive work force. I have expertise in coordinating activities, directing, and training of chefs, and other kitchen staff to ensure an efficient and profitable food service.
This work has helped me develop the necessary people skills to deal effectively and diplomatically with children of all ages and their parents. I have experience in shift scheduling, and understand first-hand the problems employers experience with younger workers.
As an addition to your staff, I would bring extensive, varied experience in administration, including staff supervision, meeting planning and direction, and activities scheduling. I have the ability to speak effectively before groups, and communicate will through phone contact or the written word. Additionally, my skills include fund-raising, promotion, and bookkeeping.
My typing speed is 50 wpm. I am, at present, a part-time student at ________________.
(Name of College/University)
I am confident your company can utilize my time and qualifications. Please consider the enclosed resume as an application.
Examples of THIRD PARAGRAPH
I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss my qualifications. I look forward to hearing from you.
When you have had an opportunity to review my resume, I would appreciate an interview to discuss my qualifications with you. You can reach me at __________________. I look forward to hearing from you. (Your phone number)
I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you personally to discuss your requirements for filling this position.
I would be delighted to meet with you to further discuss my background and education. I may be reached at
_______________________. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.
(Your phone number)
Please contact me if my qualifications match any current openings and to discuss my background further.
I have enclosed for your review a brief resume which outlines my experience. If I may provide you with additional information, please contact me at ______________
(Your phone number)
or the address given above. I look forward to discussing my qualifications with you in more detail.
Your Name Address City, Province Postal Code Date Name of Receiver Address City, Province Postal Code
Dear (try to find out who the person is)
Introduce State what position you are applying for and where heard about the job or saw the listing.
2nd Paragraph Describe the work/volunteer experience that you have that is related to the position. List specific skills and qualifications you have that make you a good candidate. Reference to an enclosed resume.
3rd Paragraph State your wish for an interview to discuss the position further. Describe how you can be reached and give a phone number. Thank the person for their time and/or consideration. Yours truly, Your Name