Cover letter: Speculative
Mr Andrew Price
Dear Mr Price,
I am writing to express my interest in working for Right Recruitment as a specialist HR
recruitment consultant. I am an HR graduate looking to secure a role in this field and I
believe I have many skills that could benefit your organisation.
I am dedicated, hardworking and enthusiastic, with a strong passion for human resources.
During my studies, I undertook a range of relevant modules including recruitment and
selection and CIPD electives that are considered best practice in shortlisting and
interviewing techniques. This would ensure that I could hit the ground running in any role
involving such duties.
Additionally, I succeeded in a number of employability modules that developed my
communication, presentation and teamwork skills. During the university holidays I worked
at Morrisons supermarket where I built many strong relationships and delivered excellent
These skills also equipped me for my year in industry where I undertook a placement at
ASOS Ltd. This was a small but busy HR department where I worked effectively within a
team, meeting deadlines and coping with the pressure. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience
and have a reference from the HR manager that supports my success in this role (please see
the attached document).
Thank you for taking the time to consider this speculative application. I would welcome the
opportunity to meet with you and explain more about how I can add value and contribute
to the continued success of Right Recruitment. I look forward to hearing from you to
arrange a convenient date and time for an interview.