The cover letter example below was written for a job seeker looking for a position in administrative management and computer operations. The applicant had extensive experience in this field, so instead of repeating what is already on his resume, he simply referred the employer to it. He leveraged the little attention that employers normally have when reviewing applications to draw attention to his strengths. In this instance, the job seeker was of the view that his military background conditioned him to be self-reliant while at the same time making him able to work effectively in team. Finally, he emphasized that he was a hard-working and positive individual.
PSC 50 BOX 851
APO AE 09494
Home: (919) 555-5555
Mr. Joe Smith
Director of Human Resources
600 Oak Rd.
Anytown, USA 60010
Dear Mr. Smith:
Enclosed please find a copy of my resume, which exhibits my extensive experience in Administrative Management and Computer Operations. I believe my military experience makes me a particularly strong candidate for a position in your firm because it has made me extremely self-directed yet at the same time, able to work well as part of a high performance team.
You will also see from my resume that I am industrious, goal-oriented, enthusiastic, and positive. I feel qualified to apply for the position available and I am confident that I would be a valuable asset to your esteemed organization.
It would be a pleasure to meet with you to discuss this position and my qualifications in more detail. Please feel free to call me at either number listed above to arrange such a meeting.
Thank you for your consideration.