Cover Letters

Example # 2 – Response to an Advertised Position

The advertisement:

Bentley Agnew Group

We have a newly created position in our expanding Payroll Department for a

BENEFITS CO-ORDINATOR

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 8/10 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, 2018 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
– GROUP BENEFITS
– HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS

1. 7 YEARS EXPERIENCE
– YES
– YES

I have seven years of experience mainly focusing on group benefits and health care programs.

2. BASIC BOOKKEEPING SKILLS

2. YES

My accomplishments inlcude basic bookkeeping.

3. EXCEL
– WORD
– WINDOWS 10

3. OK
– OK
– OK

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
– FAST-PACED COMPANY

5. – TWO OF MY BEST SKILLS
– LOTS OF EXPERIENCE IN THIS!

I take pride in my organizational skills and accuracy.

6. RESEARCH ON COMPANY

6. COULDN’T FIND ANY!

7. SALARY EXPECTATIONS

7. FLEXIBLE
CURRENT SALARY OF $40,000

 

Cover Letter Example

MARY JONES
123 OAKWOOD STREET
LONDON, ON
N5Y 3M4
(519) 123-4567

Novernber 23, 2018

Ms Susan Paul
Bentley Agnew Group
825 Bradley Avenue
London, ON
N6A 586

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.

Sincerely,

Mary Jones

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