This letter, sent to a human resources manager at a traditional
firm, stays well within the boundaries of convention. The writer
briefly outlines her skills and experience, shows she's done some
research on the firm, says she'll be available, and closes. It's
appropriate for the job she's seeking.
930 Highland Ave.
State College, PA 16801
Nov. 15, 2000
Mr. Gerard Berger
Manager of Human Resources
Allen Investments Inc.
1023 Collins Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Dear Mr. Berger:
I am applying for the position of client account coordinator,
which was advertised Aug. 4 with the career services center at
The Pennsylvania State University. The position seems to fit very
well with my education, experience, and career interests.
According to the advertisement, your position requires excellent
communication skills, computer literacy, and a B.S. degree in
business, economics, or finance. I will be graduating from Penn
State University this month with a B.S. degree in finance. My
studies have included courses in computer science, management
information systems, speech communications, and business writing.
I understand the position also requires a candidate who is team-
and detail-oriented, works well under pressure, and is able to
deal with people in departments throughout the firm. These are
skills I developed both in my course work and in my recent internship
at Hunter & Katchur Finance Inc. in Boalsburg, Pa.
My background and goals seem to match your requirements well.
I am confident that I can perform the job effectively, and I am
excited about the idea of working for a dynamic, nationally recognized
investment management firm.
If you would like to schedule an interview or otherwise discuss
my interest in this position, please call me at 814/555-2468.
I will be available at your convenience.
Thank you for your consideration.