Cover Letter Samples

 

123 Elm Street 
Youngstown, Ohio 44505 
(330) 744-0222 
November 10, 2010 

Michael Perkins, Program Director 
Cherry Valley Social Services 
100 S. Main Street 
Youngstown, Ohio 44000 

Dear Mr. Perkins: 

Currently, I am a student at Youngstown State University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. My expected graduation date is December 2008. I am interested in applying for a caseworker position at your agency. 

Throughout my college years, I have been actively involved in a variety of social services type work. Besides completing an internship at a local mental health facility for drug dependent clients, I also have been employed as a youth monitor for three years at a residential center for at-risk teens. In addition to this experience, I served as a volunteer at Help Hotline during my junior year in college. All of these positions have helped me to develop my relationship building skills, as well as my organizational skills which are necessary to be an effective case worker. 

I am eager to begin my professional career in the field of social services and would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss any openings you may have available. Enclosed is my resume listing the details of my experience and education. 

I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you for your consideration. 

Sincerely, 

Mary Collins 

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1427 Main Street 
Youngstown, Ohio 44555 
August 27, 2010 

 

Ms. Cathy Harris 

Human Resources Director 
Ernst and Young 
12345 Main Street 
Youngstown, Ohio 44555 

Dear Ms. Harris: 

I am very interested in the Staff Accountant position currently posted on your web site. Please accept this letter and the enclosed resume as an application for this position. I will receive my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accounting with a minor in Finance from Youngstown State University this December. I believe that my education and experience are well suited for this position. 

I recently completed an internship at Hill, Barth & King CPAs in Youngstown, Ohio. As an intern, I completed personal and corporate tax returns for multiple clients. My responsibilities also included performing audits of seven mid-size corporations in the Mahoning Valley region. To ensure the accuracy of the audits, I had to communicate regularly with the executive management staff of these companies. This required me to utilize strong communication and analytical skills while maintaining an extreme attention to detail. My experience at Hill, Barth and King allowed for me to see firsthand the operations of a major accounting firm and has reinforced my desire to work in a public accounting setting such as Ernst and Young. 

In addition to my experience as an intern, my resume also reveals that I have a solid background in administrative and communication skills, as evidenced by my three years of service as a Student Receptionist in the Williamson College of Business. Finally, my ability to maintain my academic GPA while actively volunteering at the Mahoning Valley Foodbank demonstrates my ability to successfully multi-task. 

In reviewing the Ernst and Young web site and other literature, one aspect of the organization that truly intrigues me is the international presence of your corporation. I have a strong interest in international business and am fluent in both Spanish and Japanese. While my current experience specifically targets domestic accounting, I feel that my strong communication, research, and analytical abilities will allow for me to advance within the corporation and contribute to Ernst and Young’s international initiatives. 

I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and further discuss my qualifications. I am sincerely interested in this position and in learning more about Ernst and Young. You can contact me between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. by phone at (330) 555-5555 or anytime by email at jlanding@student.ysu.edu. Thank you in advance for your consideration. 

Sincerely, 

Jennifer A. Landing 


12345 Main Avenue 
Youngstown, Ohio 44555 
October 2, 2010 

Timothy M. Williams 
Vice President 
Bank of America 
Human Resources, Northwest Division 
P.O. Box 37000 Portland, Oregon 97707 

Dear Mr. Williams: 

I am writing in reference to the Management Trainee position available at multiple locations in Columbus, Ohio. I became aware of the opening through the Office of Career and Counseling Services at Youngstown State University. I will be graduating from Youngstown State University this December, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. 

Six years of full-time and part-time work in the field have captured my career interests in banking. I realized that a degree was needed in order to fulfill my goal of attaining a higher managerial position, so I pursued my education and am nearing its completion. Through my banking experiences and academic background, my communication, time management and leadership skills have all been strengthened. This is evidenced by my involvement in work, classes, and professional organizations. I am eager to learn new skills and ideas, and strive for results. 

In researching your organization, I was impressed by the 35% growth rate that Bank of America has experienced within the past three years. Additionally, I am very interested in the many innovative ideas that your organization has implemented, including the mentoring program for first year employees. 

The enclosed resume highlights my experiences and skills; additional information and references are available upon request. I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and further discuss my fit at Bank of America. I currently live in Youngstown, Ohio, but am planning to relocate to the Columbus area shortly after graduation. I will be in Columbus beginning December 20th, and will be available for an interview at that point. If it fits with your schedule, I would be eager to speak with you via telephone prior to that date. You can reach me in Youngstown at (330) 123-4567 until December 19th. Beginning December 20th, you can reach me in Columbus at (614) 123-4567. Additionally, I use email regularly and can be contacted at any time at srichards@yahoo.com. Thank you for your time and consideration. 

Sincerely, 

Stephen R. Richards 

Enclosure 


123 Elm Street 
Youngstown, Ohio 11111 
330-811-1111 
clrobinson@gmail.com 
September 15, 2010 

Mary Smith, Program Director 
Cherry Valley Social Services 
Youngstown, Ohio 11111 

Dear Ms. Smith: 

Currently, I am a student at Youngstown State University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. My expected graduation date is May 2011. I am interested in applying for a caseworker position at your agency advertised in the September 2010 issue of Sociology Today. 

Throughout my college years, I have been actively involved in a variety of social services’ type work. I completed an internship at a local mental health facility for drug dependent clients and employed as a youth monitor for three years at a residential center for at-risk teens. In addition to this experience, I served as a volunteer at Help Hotline during my junior year in college. These positions have helped me to become familiar with social service agencies in the area as well as to develop my organizational and communication skills which are necessary to be an effective case worker. 

I am eager to begin my professional career in the field of social services and would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss any opening you may have available. I will call in one week to see when we may schedule a meeting. If you would like to reach me sooner, please feel free to call me at the above phone number. 

Sincerely, 

Clyde L. Robinson