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Cover Letter Openings

  • While visiting Any Company's web site, I noticed you are seeking an Administrative Assistant.
  • At a recruiting seminar (job fair, etc.) I had the pleasure of discussing Any Company's financial management goals with Mr. Smith, Financial Manager. He alerted me to the fact that Any Company is actively seeking an ambitious sales representative.
  • Through a recent press release, I became aware of the impending departure of Any Company's Director of Human Resources, Ms. Smith.
  • I am confident in my ability to make an immediate and valuable contribution to Any Company.
  • I was recently speaking with Mr. Smith from Any Company. He recommended that I send you a copy of my resume. Knowing the requirements for the accounting position, he felt that I would make an ideal candidate.
  • I was pleased to learn of the need for a Project Manager with Any Company. I believe the qualities you seek are well-matched by my track record.

Sample #1

Sample #2

 

John Smith
175 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
(518) 462-7600
JohnSmith@email.com

May 31, 2011

Bob Williams
Human Resource Director
Any Company
25 Any Street
Albany, NY 12345

Dear Mr. Williams:

Please consider my qualifications for the position of Production Manager listed in the May 10, 2011 edition of the Times Union. I feel that my background and experience closely match your needs. My experience includes over 8 years as a Production Manager and 18 years in a manufacturing environment.

In my position as a Supervisor at ABC Corporation, I worked with state-of-the-art CNC machines to manufacture major rotating parts for jet engines. One of my recent achievements was to increase productivity 25% through establishing new procedures. In addition, I have completed several workshops on new manufacturing processes and procedures with the goal of increasing percentage.

My computer skills were updated recently with software courses in programs focusing on shortening production time and cutting production tracking and manufacturing costs.

I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to further discuss this position. I may be contacted at (518) 555-5555 to arrange an interview. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

John Smith

John Smith

 

John Smith
175 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
(518) 462-7600
JohnSmith@email.com

May 31, 2011

Bob Williams
Human Resource Director
Any Company
25 Any Street
Albany, NY 12345

Dear Mr. Williams:

I am responding to your advertisement in the May 3rd edition of the Times Union for an Office Manager. As I read the requirements, I was struck by how similar they were to my background and skills.

 

Your RequirementsMy Qualifications
Bachelor's in Business Bachelor's in Business, From any College, 1990
10 years experience managing diverse office 7 years as Office Manager, Any Corporation, Any City, NY
Manufacturing setting 6 years Assistant Office Manager, Any Manufacturing, Any City, NY
Bilingual I speak Spanish and French

I am a motivated self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills. I enjoy working in a manufacturing setting and feel I have the knowledge and background to be a true asset to Any Company.

Enclosed please find a copy of my resume for your consideration. I look forward to speaking with you soon to further discuss my qualifications. Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

John Smith

John Smith

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