Have you ever felt confused when writing a letter of interest or cold calling letter of introduction because you are not sure if the company you are applying to really needs your services? If the answer is yes, you should carry on reading. Letters of interest can be particularly intimidating to write as you are applying for a position that has your interest in it and not necessarily the employer’s. And convincing an employer that he needs you is no walk in the park. Let us look at a record clerk looking for a job as an example.

Record Clerk Job Overview

A record clerk is required to manage and maintain records of a particular office or whole organization. The setting could be any; healthcare, business, NGO – wherever there are records to manage, there is a need for record clerks. Some record clerks are expected to provide receptionist services as well which is why they need to be customer oriented. Essentially, record clerks record, maintain and retrieve information as directed by their supervisors. They prepare files and folders, maintain inventory and manage follow up activities which may include document review or destruction.


Record Clerk Letter of Interest Sample


Veronica Cooper
12 Dern Draw
Kalispell, MT 89991
(777) 777-7777

August 18, 2013

Mr. Joe Jackson
Manager Human Resources
Lexington Co.
44 Trinity Loop
Kalispell, MT 63890


Dear Mr. Jackson:

I am writing to explore any potential opportunity of a Records Clerk at Lexington Co. I possess relevant experience and a great sense of numbering and filing schemes that would be a great asset for your organization. Using my records management capabilities, I would be able to meet and exceed your expectations.

As a self-starter with an extremely organized approach, I am a stickler for perfection. My work as a records clerk at Trinity Hospital trained me well in recording, storing, maintaining and retrieving information in a time-efficient manner. In addition, I can type over 80 words per minute with accuracy. Moreover, I possess immense knowledge of advanced record keeping databases due to my hands-on work on many computerized records maintenance platforms over the last eight years. Since this position requires absolute trustworthiness, I can provide references that will vouch for my credibility in handling confidential matters and information.

I am enclosing my resume and all the documents that will strengthen my candidacy. I can be reached at (777) 777-7777 if you need any further augmentation of my qualifications.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Best regards,

Veronica Cooper

Enc. Resume