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Sample resume cover letter
The cover letter that accompanies your resume is vital to the success of your job application. It’s the document that you use to introduce yourself to your prospective employer and one of it’s major purposes is to get you a job interview. It also serves as a sales letter for you selling your experience, skills and education. A well written resume cover letter will focus on matching your skills and experience to the real needs of the employer. If the employer is convinced that you’re a perfect fit for the job or position, then the letter will have done it’s work.
Here is a brief and simple example of a cover letter used to accompany a resume for someone looking for a job as a trainee manager with a consultancy firm. Research the company and find out what sort of skills they need and use the information to write the cover letter.
Mr Go Simon
Recruitment and Human Resources
PLC Management Consulting
248 Genuine Streets
Dear Mr Simon,
I am writing to present my credentials for the position of Trainee Manager with PLC Management Consulting. I am confident that after reading through my resume you will recognise my ability to make major contributions to your firm. My resume is enclosed for your consideration.
I am very interested in talking with you about this position and hope you will give my candidacy strong consideration. I feel I have the necessary skills and education to join your firm as a trainee manager. My credentials include an M.S. in Management Consultancy and BS degree in Business Management. I have 2 years experience working in a supervisory role where I developed very good leadership, team management and people skills. My drive, determination and leadership abilities are well evidenced by the various accomplishments listed in my resume.
I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you personally to discuss the position and your requirements. I can be reached on 000 000 000 any time or by email at 000-@-000.com.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Your Full Name