(Hiring Manager’s Name)
Dear (Mr. or Mrs.) (Last Name),
I was delighted to hear about the open position of communication and marketing assistant. As a recent college graduate, I earned a 3.5 in my major and have completed two internships. I am ready to put my skills to work for the McMahon Agency.
Through my coursework I became well versed in all disciplines of marketing and communication, from social media best practices to how to write a compelling news release or blog post. I understand how to use the major tenets of marketing to reach out to customers both online and offline and drive results.
Coupled with my college courses, my two internships offered me hands-on experience that will allow me to quickly adapt to the office environment. Last semester, I worked at the local YMCA as a communications intern. During my tenure, I was asked to write and edit the monthly donor communications, including maintaining the Twitter page, drafting weekly blog posts and sending a monthly email recapping the activities we engaged in that month. In addition, I helped with public relations outreach, including updating media lists and sending out press releases for our recent fundraising gala.
The summer before, I interned at a local real estate agency, where I helped with all the communications outreach. My duties included updating the webpage with new listings, sending out thank you notes to clients who offered referrals, maintaining the Facebook and Twitter pages, and customizing posts that were sent to us by the national office. One Realtor even relied on me to update her blog each week, with new posts that talked about issues in the news related to real estate and staging, which was her specialty.
Both these jobs showed me how important it is as an entry-level assistant to be open to all assignments, from the small to the large. I understand that each job relates to the larger picture, no matter how minor it may appear.
I invite you to look at my LinkedIn profile and also talk with some of my references who will assure you that I am a go-getter and result-oriented professional, always ready to learn and improve.
I look forward to talking with you soon!