Covering letter sample
52 Claremont Road
Wednesday 12 June 2002
Mr Jeremy Hayes
Human Resources Manager
5 Leamington Road
Dear Mr Hayes,
I am writing in response to the vacancy for project manager advertised in today’s edition of the Coventry Herald. I have recently completed a BA in History at the University of Warwick, and am keen to enter the world of heritage management.
I would welcome the opportunity to utilise the knowledge and experience I have gained from my formal studies and through my responsibilities for the university history society. My work experience over the past few summers at The Georgian House and Whithorn Priory Visitor Centre has reaffirmed my interest in this field of work and helped me to develop an ability to communicate historical knowledge with enthusiasm.
During the last four years at university I have planned and managed my time to achieve a good balance between my studies and maintaining other interests. A four-day course on project management held by my department, enabled me to develop my leadership skills and increased my awareness of the dynamics of small and medium-sized businesses.
A year abroad, and my extensive travelling experiences, have offered me opportunities to adapt to new environments. I have learned how important it is to be flexible and make use of my own resources.
I am available for interview at any time in the coming weeks, and am available for work from the end of June. I look forward to hearing from you.
*This has been adapted from a covering letter that appeared in The Guide Edinburgh 2002, page 50