Sample Cover Letter
The cover letter is an
introduction to the
742 Evergreen Terrace
resume. Your goal in
writing the letter is to
format is used.
receive an interview.
Tuesday, November 12
Human Resources Director
The letter is addressed
Ernst & Young Accounting
to the person who is
200 Adelaide Street West, Suite 1520
doing the hiring.
Re: Opening for Student Office Clerk
Dear Ms. Jones,
I am a motivated high school student who is eager to learn more about
the world of business. I recently learned a great deal about accounting
during a D.E.C.A. competition so I am writing to apply for the position
of Student Office Clerk, which was advertised on the Government of
Canada Student Job Board on November 11
This position interests me because I enjoy working with people and
would like to gain experience working in the field of customer service.
Ernst & Young is an attractive employer to me because of its reputation
as an internationally renowned accounting firm.
In the past, I have worked as a volunteer counselor with the Downtown
Y.M.CA.’s summer program, working with children aged seven to ten.
I found this work to be both challenging and rewarding, and would like
to continue this challenge with your accounting firm. Recently, I have
worked in a customer service position, serving as receptionist at the law
firm of Donnell, Dole, Frutt and Young.
Please feel free to contact me at any time should you have any
A date to
questions. If I do not hear from you by November 18
, I shall call your
office. Thank you for your time.
The letter is adapted
for each job
application. Do not
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