The cover letter example below was written for an executive assistant. She started off the cover letter well by discussing her qualifications in the context of the employer's industry, namely the music industry. According to her cover letter, she is an administrative guru who enjoys getting things done while at the same time being a fan of Christian music. She hit the nail right on the head. It would be very surprising if she didn't get an interview with this cover letter. The lesson from this cover letter is that an applicant should try to combine the skills necessary to perform the job with an appreciation of the industry in which the employer is operating.
▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
March 21, 2006
BBC Label Group
Atlanta, GA 29293
Dear Mr. Jones,
As an administrative/operational guru, and as someone passionate about Christian music, I'm extremely intrigued by the Executive Assistant position within the BBC Label Group.
I'm one of those people who simply loves getting things done. Whether it's everyday administrative tasks, coordinating work for large groups, or planning and executing events and projects, I truly thrive in a fast-paced environment.
I also am practically addicted to Christian music. I'm a street rep on my campus for several labels, and have coordinated music at retreats throughout the country. In fact my friends describe me as a Christian music junkie!
I genuinely hope to have the opportunity to speak with you more about this Executive Assistant position, and will plan to contact you in a week.