Sample Cover Letter – Applying for a Specific Role
Mr. J. Murphy
Pharmaceutical Company Inc
Ms. Anne Smith
14 Main Road
087 – 33445566
02 March 2012
Re: Industrial Pharmacist (Job Reference IP0001)
Dear Mr. Murphy
I am writing to express my interest for the Industrial Pharmacist vacancy as advertised today on
IrishJobs.ie. Please find attached a copy of my CV, in which I have outlined my work history,
qualifications and achievements to date. I have recently completed my pre-registration work
experience at a pharmaceutical manufacturer and would like to continue my career in the field of
I completed a BSc in Pharmacy from UCC in 2010 and graduated with First Class Honours. During the
course of my studies, subjects included Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Industrial
Synthesis, and Formulation and Drug Delivery. I am very much interested in pursuing a career in the
manufacture of pharmaceuticals, and my recent work experience has strengthened my desire to
work in this area. Feedback from my manager during that placement was very positive and he
indicated that my analytical skills and methodical approach were two of my key strengths.
I am confident that my excellent academic achievements and success in my career to date make me
a strong candidate for this position. I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and am
available for interview at any time. Please don’t hesitate to contact me on 087 33445566 or by
email at .
I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.