This cover letter example was written for a finance new graduate. He adopted a good approach by discussing his educational background and work experience in the first paragraph. The fact that, as a new graduate, he already had concrete experience demonstrates that he had a real interest for the field. He continued with his down to earth approach by highlighting key skills and attributes as they related to the position he was applying for. He concluded by reiterating his interest and asked that the recruiter respond and provide him with further information about the opening. That was a daring move, but again, showed his commitment.
<Enter address here>
Re: <Enter position title here>
Further to your recent advertisement for the position of <insert position title>, I would like to present my resume for review.
Over the past two years I have been completing a graduate accounting program within the Wilson Learning Group, gaining firsthand experience in both Client Side Services and their Corporate Services division. This experience has ranged from Corporate Accounting through to Management Accounting and Financial Analysis experience.
My ability to provide both hands-on resources as well as being able to understand the wider-picture of the role, has allowed me to tackle a wide range of tasks. My skills and experience includes:
- Financial reporting and management accounting support;
- Risk analysis and credit analysis on financial transactions;
- Month end reconciliations;
- Lodgement of tax month end and quarterly returns;
- Client side consultation on setting up of books and accounting systems;
- Assisting undergraduates.
I have a wide breadth of experience of the type that gives you the versatility to place me in a number of demanding situations with confidence that the level of excellence you expect will be met. I have enclosed my resume for your attention and would be grateful for your contact to acknowledge this email, and perhaps explain the current process you are using to select for this role.
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