Are you currently seeking employment during this tough economy?
The Employment Resource Center has offered some examples on how to build your Cover Letter, which may set you above the pack.
Cover Letter Directions:
Your name Mailing address City, state, and zip Telephone number(s) Email address
Your addressee's name Professional title Organization name Mailing address City, state and zip
Dear Mr. (or Ms.) last name,
Start your letter with a grabber-a statement that establishes a connection with your reader. Briefly say what job you are applying for.
The mid-section of your letter should be one or two short paragraphs that make relevant points about your qualifications. You should not summarize your resume! You may incorporate a column or bullet point format here.
Your last paragraph should initiate action by explaining what you will do next (e.g., call the employer) or instigate the reader to contact you to set up an interview. Close by saying "thank you."
Your handwritten signature
Your name (typed)
Example Cover Letter:
Mary Smith 5515 North Kensington Way Fresno, California 93777 (559) 777-8899
June 20, 2002 Smith Abbott Company Attention: Ms. Nicole Jones 2222 North First Avenue, Suite 222 Fresno, California 22222
Dear Ms. Jones,
I am currently seeking for a Human Resource Assistant position that will allow me to utilize my education, skills and abilities within a productive and positive environment. I was reviewing the classified job postings in the Sunday's Fresno Bee and came across your open position. Enclosed you will find my resume for your review.
After reading all the requirements necessary, I feel my qualification and past work experience are appropriate in carrying out all the responsibilities of the job. I possess seven years of experience in recruitment, I am very aware of the importance of meeting and executing deadlines, understand and apply the employment laws as it pertains to hiring employees, proficient in Microsoft Office and various types of report writing. To add to my qualifications, I am a recent graduate of Fresno City College where I majored in Business. I feel the skills I acquired within the program will be extremely useful in this job.
I am very interested in this position and available for an interview at your earliest convenience. If you have any questions or would like to set a time to meet, you can contact me at (559) 777-8899. Thank you very much and I look forward to your response.
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