Page 39 of the Cover Letter Tutorial: Sample Letter #1
Tailoring Your Cover Letter to a Job Ad:
Here’s the first cover letter in response to the job posting (found here)…
- My strong academic background in accounting and information systems will allow me to contribute greatly to your company as a payroll accountant. During my four years at Kettle Falls College, I concentrated my studies on accounting and information-system-based courses. I performed very well in these classes, and I feel my education has prepared me for a promising career in the financial industry.
Kettle Falls has kept up with the latest technology in the business field, and this is conveyed to the student body on a continual basis in coursework. Thus, my studies will allow me to bring new ideas to your company. I possess the skills necessary to quickly familiarize myself with computer systems.
As you can see from my resume, I am highly qualified for the position open in your financial division …
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