Sample Cover Letters

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Sample Cover Letters

  1. 1. GOOD LETTER Claire Le Tulle 44 rue de la Bac Caen Cexdex: 14000 FRANCE tel. ++ 545-787-541 Email: cletulle@hotmail.com Ms. Mary Woodgate Director, Consumer Relations ILC 502 Coverdale Walk London SW1 76R February 14, 2003 Dear Ms Woodgate, Having read your company's recent advert on Jobs.com seeking trainees for you consumer relations department, I would like to apply for one of these positions. Besides my experience in retail sales, where I learned to balance the interests of the customer with those of the store, I have also planned a number of retail and campus events. I have arranged for food vendors and entertainers; I have rented tables, chairs, and tents; and I have helped design newspaper advertising for events similar to the neighbourhood block parties in which ILC participates each summer. Details of my qualifications and experience are given on my CV, which I enclose for your perusal.
  2. 2. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any additional information pertinent to my application. I can be reached at (507) 545-787-541 or via email. Yours sincerely, Encl: CV BAD LETTER February 14, 2003 Claire Le Tulle 44 rue de la Bac Caen Cexdex: 14000 FRANCE tel. ++ 545-787-541 cletulle@hotmail.com Ms Woodgate; Congratulations that your company is doing so well! I assume that is the case given that your company is seeking trainees for its consumer relations
  3. 3. department. Hereby I apply for the job. I have great qualifications since I have been studying business in Paris for three years. I'm working at IKEA, too, on a p-t basis, as part of the telephone sales support team. I am thinking about going in to journalism so this job would help me figure out which direction I should follow. My Working Experience Besides my experience in retail sales (with IKEA), where I learned to balance the interests of the customer with those of the store, I have also planned a number of retail and campus events. I've arranged for food vendors and entertainers and my referees will tell you that I was totally committed to the job. Moreover, I have rented tables, chairs, and tents; and I have helped design newspaper advertising for events similar to the neighbourhood block parties in which ILC participates each summer. About Myself I'm a positive, easy-going person who, when not working, likes to write poetry, visit museums and go sailing with friends. I am communicative, a team-player and goal-orientated. Your company would really suit my profile and I think I'd get a lot from working for you. I think I could contribute a lot to ILS and would be happy to discuss in detail my ideas for the job. You can reach me anytime on my contact numbers. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Best regards!
  4. 4. Encl: Please find my CV

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