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Cover letter for advertised position, e-mail version

Date: Thurs,  26 June  2008 14:55:53 -01000 (EDT)
From: Will Yougetit []
Subject: Senior Human Resources consultant position advertised on
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Attachments: Will Yougetit CV

Dear Ms. Smith 

Please find attached my Curriculum Vitae for the position of Senior Human Resources Consultant.

I'm particularly interested in this position, which relates strongly to my ten years of experience in Human Resources at senior management level.

I'm currently Human Resources Manager of Littlecorp Inc., and I believe I meet all the essential criteria of the position. My work at Littlecorp has been rewarding and productive. However, I wish to expand my career further, into the consultancy role. I see the Senior Human Resources Consultant role as an integral part of my intended future career path, building on my previous achievements.

The position also has a definite correlation with my practical knowledge and experience. You'll see from my CV that I have been deeply involved in management and development of Littlecorp's Human Resources career strategies, including in particular our highly successful Career Path Management and Career Counseling services for staff and management. These strategies, policies and services are very closely linked to the fundamental consultancy element of the position.

I feel that I am well qualified to make an effective and useful contribution to Hugecorporate's consultancy operations. I have researched Hugecorporate's excellent record in innovative HR management and policy advisory services, and I'm enthusiastic about the chance to participate in a meaningful role with an industry leader in the field.

Thank you for your consideration of my application. Please contact me should you require any further information,

Yours sincerely 

Will Yougetit       

Cover Letter for advertised position, hard copy

Attention: Ms. D. Fine
Corporate Manager
Prettygood PLC
247 Career Road
R. Hood
1 Arrow St
June 27, 2008
Phone: 1234 5678

Dear Ms. Nile

I refer to the position of Advertising Manager advertised in The Sun Newspaper on June 25, 2008.  Please find attached my Curriculum Vitae, application form, and the required information specified in your advertisement.

I have 11 years experience in advertising in Britain and the United States. I am currently the Senior Vice President of Ajax Windows Inc, in Des Moines Iowa. I'm responsible for marketing for the firm's industrial contracts.

This position has a definite appeal for me, both on a personal and career basis.

I'm considering my career options at this point, after three years with Ajax. I feel it's time to move upward, and back into general advertising, rather than one dealing with a single product line exclusively.

Prettygood's very diverse lines of retail products are impressive. The standards of advertising copy and graphics are truly excellent, which has encouraged me to apply for this position. It's obvious that Prettygood has created a very strong, competent, in-house advertising team.

I have also recently done some independent advertising work outside the Ajax portfolio. Copies of this material are enclosed, and I hope they demonstrate my talents in the retail advertising sector. I did the layout, graphics, photography, and copywriting. These ads were quite successful when published, earlier this year.  Newfax Supermarkets reported a 15% increase in sales, High Road Hotel and Restaurant 35%.

I believe I can add value to the Advertising Manager position through my years of experience and genuine enthusiasm for Prettygood's excellent work. Please contact me should you require any further information,

Yours sincerely

Cover letter for employment possibilities, e-mail version 

Date: Saturday,  28 June  2008 17:45:33 -0900 (EDT)
From: Phil Marx []
Subject: Research Assistant, Wentworth Micro Industrial Corporation
To: Dr. Yvonne Knotts
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Attachments: Phil Marx CV.doc Phil Marx Statement of Attainment.doc

Phil Marx Letter of Recommendation.doc Staph Aureus genetic sequence 127 paper.doc

Dear Dr. Knotts

Please find attached my Curriculum Vitae and relevant documents supporting my correspondence.

I am finishing my degree in Biology,  Microbiology and Genetic Science at Hereandthere College, Thereabouts, this year. I found on the Wentworth Micro Industrial Corporation website information indicating that your company's research facility at Lower Hereandthere was in the process of setting up a new project in E. coli genomics.

I would like to apply for any available Research Assistant positions which are available for this project. I had some research experience at Hereandthere College, being put in charge of our electron microscope recording for our Staph Aureus project in 2007. (See attached document Staph Aureus genetic sequence 127 paper)

I have attached also a letter of recommendation kindly provided by my instructor, Prof. Arthur Goodman, whom you may recognize professionally as our local Professor Emeritus in Biology. Prof. Goodman suggested that if you had any enquiries about my suitability for this work, you could contact him directly, on the phone number provided.

I hope this letter is sufficient to indicate my deep interest in the microbiological research field. Please contact me should you require further information.

Yours sincerely

Phil Marx

Cover letter for internship opportunities, hard copy

Attention: Ms. D. Fine
Human Resources Manager
New York, New York
USA 987654321
E. Wooden
1/28 High St
New Jersey NJ
USA 123456789
Phone 678 1234 5678

Dear Mr. Wynn

 Re Internships

I am currently studying at Somewhere School of Graphic Art, New Jersey. I am looking for an internship with a reputable industry company as part of my final year studies, which commence next year.

You'll appreciate that this internship also forms an important part of my qualification requirements. I'm also anxious to find an internship where I can study nanopixelation, your company's new, market leading product.

Attached please find my Curriculum Vitae, my college pass marks, some samples of my work with your NanoPainter software, and two letters of reference from my instructors, Ms. Rembrandt and Mr. Van Goya.

I hope my work is of an appropriate standard for your internee requirements. I'd also appreciate any advice you can provide me regarding an internship in the graphic art field, if you can spare time for an appointment.

If you require any further information, please contact me, either by return email, or on the phone number above.

Yours sincerely

Ernie Wooden