Sample Covering Letter 2
123, High Street
Daytime Tel: 01 4567 890
Evening Tel: 089 123 456
10 June, 200_
Mr Jon Jones,
123 Kings Avenue,
Dear Mr Jones,
Re: Market Research Assistant
(as advertised on Careers Service Website UCC April 200_)
Following on from our conversation yesterday, I would like to apply for the market
research position you advertised in April on the Careers Service Website of University
College Cork. I believe that my background in undergraduate research, my training in
psychology and sociology and my work experience equip me to make a valuable
contribution to ABC123 Corporation.
In May, I will complete my BA in Psychology and Sociology from University College Cork,
Ireland. As part of the requirements for this degree, I am involved in a senior marketing
This has given me valuable experience interviewing and surveying
research subjects and assisting with the analysis of the data collected. I have completed a
course in statistics and research methods and have a good knowledge also of SPSS. This
has given me valuable experience at undertaking Primary and Secondary Research in
addition to Qualitative and Quantitative data analysis.
In addition to my studies, my previous experience also includes employment in the
marketing department of a local retail store. The small size of this business has enabled
me to have exposure to and participate in most aspects of managing a business, including
budgeting, advertising and marketing.
Your advertisement, as detailed above, was of particular interest to me because it offers a
new challenge in an environment which I find extremely stimulating and enjoyable. You
see from my enclosed CV, my background is particularly relevant to your requirements and
I feel that the combination of my business experience and social science research training
is well-suited to the marketing research position you described.
I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss my application and look
forward to hearing from you soon.