Page 39 of the Cover Letter Tutorial: Sample Letter #2
Tailoring Your Cover Letter to a Job Ad:
Here’s the first cover letter in response to the job posting (found here)…
- My education and experience in the areas of accounting payrolls and information systems would allow me to fit the position you are advertising. Through my education and experience in management accounting and the use of various information systems software packages I can contribute significantly to Trico Service Co.
I have bachelor of business administration degree with a major in accounting and expect to receive my CPA this summer. My education is coupled with my extensive experience with the use of electronic spreadsheets in payroll accounting. I am also familiar with the use of other information systems such as databases and word processing in the practice of accounting and payroll processing. I can contribute to your company my abilities to accurately analyze and interpret data as well as my attention to detail …
If you have not done so already compare this response to the previous sample cover letter tailored to a job posting.
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