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SAMPLE COVER LETTER FOR A RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATE

Dear Mr. Lambert, I would like to express my interest in a position as editorial assistant for your publishing company. As a recent graduate with writing, editing, and administrative experience, I believe I am a strong candidate for a position at the 123 Publishing Company. You specify that you are looking for someone with strong writing skills. As an English major, a writing tutor, and an editorial intern for both a government magazine and a college marketing office, I have become a skilled writer with a variety of experience. Working as an office assistant at the Career Services Office at XYZ College has given me the skills necessary to perform various administrative tasks required of an editorial assistant. My job has helped me gain experience in making phone calls, performing ordinary office duties, and executing numerous tasks that involve computer programs such as Microsoft Access and Excel. For three years I have carried out these responsibilities and others with organization, speed, and accuracy, and I know I will be able to apply these abilities to a position with your company. Although I am a recent college graduate, my maturity, practical experience, and eagerness to enter the publishing business will make me an excellent editorial assistant. I would love to begin my career with your company, and am confident that I would be a beneficial addition to the 123 Publishing Company. I have enclosed my resume, and will call within the next week to see if we might arrange a time to speak together. Thank you so much for your time and consideration. Sincerely, Susan Sharp '09 123 Main Street XYZ Town, NY 11111 Email: susan.sharp@mail.com Cell: 555-555-5555

COVER LETTER SAMPLE FOR FRESH GRADUATE Sample job application letter is one of the references to fresh graduated who will enter the working world. As we all know that the first assessment of job applicants is how professional the applicants are, one can in the value of his cover letter. It is important to prepare a good resume but do not overlook the importance of cover letter. Here is a sample job application letter for fresh graduated. This cover letter can also be sent via email.

Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to inform you of my interest for the position of Business Executive as was recently made available in your company. I recently obtained my Degree from the University San Fransisco Jr, USA with a Second Class Upper Division. As a graduate in Business Communication, I have acquainted myself with a range of skills that would allow me to blend with the organizationals culture, and propel the team to new height of success. Apart from being a proactive learner, I was actively involved in extra-curricular activities inside and outside of campus. I was in the organizing committee that launched one of the biggest career and education fairs in the state in July 2007, attended by over 30,000 people, and officiated by the city mayor. Additionally, I was the deputy chairman for the Photography Club, as well as the Secretary for the Swimming Club. My enthusiastic involvement in many activities outside of the academic circle has served me well in nurturing my leadership and communication skills, which are essential to succeed in the working world. Together with the cover letter, I attach herewith my resume for your full consideration. I appreciate your time reviewing my application, and it will be a pleasure for me to attend an interview with you at your convenient time. Yours sincerely, John Collins Fresh-Graduate

SAMPLE COVER LETTER: RECENT GRADUATE

Your Contact Information Address City, State, Zip Code Phone Number Cell Phone Number Email Employer Contact Information Name Title Company Address City, State, Zip Code Date Dear Mr./Ms. LastName, I am writing to apply for the position of Media Relations Manager. ABCD is a fast-moving global institution and an outstanding communications pioneer, now poised to guide the direction of print journalism. As a recent graduate of the State University with significant experience in finance, administration and media, I bring the energy and commitment to excellence necessary to thrive in ABCD's innovative environment. As the current Media Relations Coordinator of the XYZ company, I am a practiced business liaison and an able administrator. These strengths, combined with deep and varied employment and internship experience as a journalist and media consultant with FGH and LMD, prepare me to make a strong and immediate impact at ABCD. I am excited about the opportunity to join the ABCD team as it moves to the center of the print media conversation. Thank you for your time and consideration. Sincerely,

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