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Example of a Covering Letter for a Speculative Resume

Introduction
This set of example covering letter templates is a free download from My Performance Pitstop.com, put together to help you to create your own cover letters that reflect your personal style, demonstrate your suitability for the role and give the potential employer a positive and professional image of you. In today's challenging employment marketplace, we all know that one of the keys to securing yourself an interview is to make sure that you stand out for all the right reasons - that's part of the reason why it is so important to get your cover letter right. Another key reason is that your cover letter is the very first thing that the employer sees and reads and it must leave them with the desire to read on and to want to look at your Resume or application form in more detail. The Job Hunter‘s Pack and Checklists If you want to find out more about what you can do to improve your Resume and increase your chances of getting an interview for the job you’ve always wanted, you can download our Job Hunter’s Pack and Checklists. The pack is full of useful information, tools and techniques and over 200 practical tips about: • • • • • • • • Understanding job adverts Tailoring and selling your skills and experience Making yourself stand out Completing employer application forms Building your resume and getting the content right Laying out and formatting your resume Preparing for interviews Presenting yourself during Interviews

Contents
Cover letter template for accompanying a speculative Resume (1) Cover letter template for accompanying a speculative Resume (2) Cover letter template for responding to a job advert

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Example of a Covering Letter for a Speculative Resume

Cover Letter Template For a Accompanying a Speculative Resume (1)
<Your address line 1> <Your address line 2> <Your address line 3> <Your address line 4> <Your postcode>

Date: <Date>

<Name of your contact> <Name of the organization> <Organization's address 1> <Organization's address 2> <Organization's address 3> <Organization's ZIP code>

Dear <Enter the contact name here> I have recently been researching the leading local companies in IT support. My search has been for companies that are respected in the field and which provide ongoing training and development for their employees. I have been interested to find out that your organization has achieved impressive levels of growth in recent years and has also won a number of national awards for customer service and employee development. I am an experienced Computer Support Analyst with training and qualifications in computer technology gained at Nottingham University. If you have any vacancies on your computer help desk, you will see that my Resume demonstrates a person of significant help desk experience, tenacity and drive to achieve outstanding results. My achievements include: • The launch of a data communications network, projected to increase efficiency company-wide some 12 per cent and rolled out to 550 users. • The installation of a 24 hour telephone support answering system I enclose a copy of my Resume which I hope you will find useful. I can be available to discuss the content of my Resume further if your require and the best number to contact me is on my mobile, which is 01234 567567. Yours <add sincerely if you are writing to a named person or faithfully if you have used “Dear Sir / Madam” at the top of the letter>

<Enter your first name here, and sign above after you’ve printed the letter>
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Cover Letter Template For a Accompanying a Speculative Resume (2)
<Your address line 1> <Your address line 2> <Your address line 3> <Your address line 4> <Your ZIP code>

Date: <Date>

<Name of your contact> <Name of the organisation> <Organisation’s address 1> <Organisation’s address 2> <Organisation’s address 3> <Organisation’s postcode>

Dear <Enter the contact name here> I am writing to enquire whether you have a vacancy in your company for a Quality Assurance Manager. I enclose a copy of my Resume for your consideration. As you will see from my Resume, I am currently working at Gepokoko Foods as the Senior Quality Assurance Technician. In my present position I am responsible for managing all quality assurance in Gepokoko Foods' Manchester factory. I have worked closely with the Production Department and have been able to identify problems before they affect production deadlines and have a negative impact on cost control. Over the last year I have coordinated the implementation of BS5750/ISO 9000 throughout the factory. This has involved assessing and rewriting many of the company's procedures and in some cases creating new procedures. As a result of my hard work and deadlines, I successfully obtained accreditation at the first attempt and within the Board's 6 month timescale. With my proven ability to manage and maintain the highest QA standards whilst also minimizing costs, I feel that I would be able to make a significant contribution to your company's management team. I would be grateful if you would contact me if you have any vacancies in your company, or if you could keep my information on file in case of future openings. I would welcome hearing from you. Yours <add sincerely if you are writing to a named person or faithfully if you have used “Dear Sir / Madam” at the top of the letter>

<Enter your first name here, and sign above after you’ve printed the letter>

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Cover Letter Template For Responding to a Job Advert
<Your address line 1> <Your address line 2> <Your address line 3> <Your address line 4> <Your postcode>

Date: <Date>
<Name of your contact> <Name of the organisation> <Organisation’s address 1> <Organisation’s address 2> <Organisation’s address 3> <Organisation’s ZIP code>

Dear <Enter the contact name here> Ref: <Enter the job title to which you are applying> In response to your advertisement in <enter the name of the publication or the place where your saw the job advert>. Please find my <Resume or application form enclosed>, which details my work experience and the skills I have developed throughout my career. Below I have listed your specific requirements of the ideal candidate for the role of <enter the role or job title> and I have matched these to the skills and experiences I can offer: Your requirements My skills 1. Experience in managing a public reference library. 1. Experience as head reference librarian at Plymouth University. 2. Supervision of 4 full-time and 6 part 2. Supervised full time support staff of 10 and 24 time employees. volunteer student librarians. 3. Ability to work with council to plan, budget and 3. During my last year I was responsible for the create information policies. library budget. 4. ACER accredited qualification. 4. ACER accredited and achievement of a BA Hons. in Research and Information Management. 5. 3 years experience working in a Library. 5. 2 years experience in public library and 4 years at the University of Plymouth library. You will see that my attached Resume provides further information about my achievements and skills. I look forward to hearing from you. Yours <add sincerely if you are writing to a named person or faithfully if you have used “Dear Sir / Madam” at the top of the letter>

<Enter your first name here, and sign above after you’ve printed the letter>

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