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Writing A Killer Cover Letter

  • By Obinna Heche
  • Published 04/17/2008
  • Writing

Cover letters are written in many variations, depending not only the job to which they address, but also on the applicant and that applicants particular set of skills and background. For this reason, no two cover letters are exactly alike aside from difference in wording. Each cover letter is as unique as the applicant who writes it. Below are two examples of cover letters. They are different from one another to illustrate diversity, which falls in line with their primary purpose, to briefly and colorfully reflect the individuality of the person that each is supposed to represent. Neither is an actual cover letter, no real people were used in the making of these, but examples do illustrate how cover letters are generally constructed and appear on the printed page. Example: The Corporate House Wife Re: Forsters Foods, Inc 1227 West Janson Street Lawndale, CA 90260 To whom it may concern As a house wife who has created entire meals for several public and private events, including weddings and community gatherings, I own several of your recipe books, including Creating a Feast on a Shoestring and Professional Recipes for the Home Cook. I use them all the time and have both saved money on food deals and received plenty of raving reviews on my preparations.

In recent years I have provided a service for community organizations and even began my own private enterprise that has offered both cooking meals and self made recipe books. Because of this, I have a familiarity with various types of food, American and c

ultural. I also have been praised for my recipes, and have a working knowledge of how to run a business. In light of this, I feel that I would be ideal for the position of recipe writing for Forsters Foods. If you are interested in setting up an interview so we can talk, please feel free to contact me at your convenience. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you. Sincerely, Barbara Hope Enclosed: resume and three recipe samples Example: First Time Retail Manager Re: Donellos Deli Mart, Inc. 489 Ridgeway Passage Jasper, FA 32052 To whom it may concern I have shopped at Donellos for several years primarily because of the extremely reasonable prices and the fact that the food is always fresh and newly prepared, but I have found the service to be A 1, as those who work there have always greated me with a cheery voice and warm smile. I was not surprised to learn about the awards the store has won for its quality foods and innovative creations. My eight years in retail as a clerk and food prep cook has taught me a lot about the business, and I feel right at home in such an atmosphere. I have no managerial experience, but I am presently going for my MBA and would like to get my feet wet. My passion for foods and my desire to someday own my own business would make me a great choice for the managers position at Donellos. If you would like to set up an appointment so we could meet, I would be happy to do so. Please contact me at your earliest opportunity. Thank you. Best Regards, Jeffery Tatum

Enclosed: 1 resume and 1 copy of transcripts



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