Now that you have read all about how to write these letters, it is time to see some examples. The following examples are based on real letters of job seekers just like you. However, names and addresses have been changed. Please note that these samples have been provided so that you can get ideas on layout and how to put together your own letters. DO NOT copy these and simply insert your own information. Create your own from scratch so that it is a reflection of who you are and so that it is targeted to the position you are applying for.
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January 29, 1998
Ms. Kelly Wilkins
Human Resources Generalist
EXJ Canada Limited
17983 – 103 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T5J 1S4
Dear Ms. Wilkins,
I am writing to apply for the position of Special Projects Intern with EXJ Canada Ltd.. Currently, I am in the Co-operative Education Program in the Faculty of Business at the University of Alberta. This position interests me because of the diversity and challenges that I believe it will offer.
Having worked in an understaffed, small business environment, my ability to work under strict time pressures has been significantly developed. A further indication of my time management skills is that I am currently a full time student, working part time, and also actively involved with the Women in Business Association. In addition, I have learned to adapt to customers’ varying needs and have worked extensively with tourists. As Assistant Manager, I trained employees assertively and monitored their performance. As a result of these diverse experiences with varying clientele, my communication and interpersonal skills are well developed.
My analysis and decision making skills are illustrated by a recommendation that I made to the President of Ruman's (Retail) regarding product mix in one of the retail outlets. I realized that watch sales of a particular high profit margin line had decreased as a result of a new lower priced watch line. I presented this information to the owner, and suggested that the lower priced line be phased out, since overall profit from watch sales was lower than when the line was not carried. This decision has recently been implemented.
I believe that I am a qualified candidate for this position because I have comprehensive research and analysis skills that would benefit your firm.
Thank you for taking the time to consider my application. Enclosed is a copy of my resume and transcripts. I look forward to meeting you to further discuss the possibility of employment.
With best wishes,