Example # 2 - Response to an Advertised Position
Bentley Agnew Group
We have a newly created position in our expanding Payroll Department for a
Applicant must have five years plus working in a payroll environment with working knowledge of group benefits and provincial Health Care Programs. Basic bookkeeping skills and proficiency in Excel, Word and Windows XP/Vista is a must. Fluency in French would be an asset. This position requires someone who is organized. accurate and works well in a fast paced environment.
Please mail or fax your resume, with salary expectations, in confidence by Monday, November 30,2007 to Susan Paul, 825 Bradley Avenue, London, Ontario N6A 5B6, fax (519) 685-9926. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Cover Letter Worksheet
|JOB REQUIREMENTS||MY QUALIFICATIONS|
1. 5 YEARS PLUS EXPERIENCE
1. 7 YEARS EXPERIENCE
I have seven years of experience mainly focusing on group benefits and health care programs.
2. BASIC BOOKKEEPING SKILLS
My accomplishments inlcude basic bookkeeping.
I have a good working knowledge of Word, Excel, and Windows XP and Vista.
4. FLUENCY IN FRENCH
4. WRITTEN FRENCH AS AN OPTION IN SCHOOL
Through studies in school, I am competent in written French.
5. ORGANIZED AND ACCURATE
5. - TWO OF MY BEST SKILLS
I take pride in my organizational skills and accuracy.
6. RESEARCH ON COMPANY
6. COULDN'T FIND ANY!
7. SALARY EXPECTATIONS
Cover Letter Example
123 OAKWOOD STREET
Novernber 23, 2009
Ms Susan Paul
Bentley Agnew Group
825 Bradley Avenue
Dear Ms Paul,
I am forwarding my resume in response to your November 21st ad in The London Free Press for a Benefits Co-ordinator.
Comparison of my qualifications with your requirements suggest that I would be an excellent candidate for this position. I have seven years experience as a Benefits Coordinator where my main focus was on group benefits, including Health Care Programs. Through this experience I have developed and strengthened
- A good working knowledge of bookkeeping, Excel, Word, and Windows XP and Vista
- Competency in written French, having studied it through school.
- Organizational skills and achieving a high accuracy rate.
- An ability to confidently work in a fast paced work environment.
With these skills and attributes, I feel that I can offer a significant contribution to your company. I would be pleased to meet with you at your convenience to discuss further the assets I would bring to this position. My salary requirements are flexible and negotiable. Over the past seven years I have earned between $32,000 and $40,000. Thank you for your consideration. I can be reached for an interview at (519) 123-4567.