Re-entering into professional life after a long break is often a difficult task and it takes some time to adjust as the job world may have changed while you were taking time off. Getting acquainted with how things work now can be difficult and not less than daunting.
If you are returning to work after managing your household problems and raising your children, the following cover letter sample will help you build a job application package. It does not matter what position you are applying for; just change the specifications in the letter and you are good to go!
3863 Hampden Place
Aurora, CO 77803
Cell: (999) 999-0110
November 30, 2015
Mr. Mark Anthony
Manager Human Resources
182 Desert Flower Boulevard
Aurora, CO 76444
Dear Mr. Anthony:
I went on a 3-year break from my professional career to raise my children. Wanting to return to work, I was exploring opportunities in clerical capacity when I came across your ad for a Secretary position at Banbury’s. I believe that I am well qualified for this position as I have kept in touch with technology even during my break and, of course, have a hands-on experience in performing secretarial and clerical tasks.
I can describe myself aptly in three words: dedicated, analytic-thinker and a keen-problem-solver. Utilizing these qualities as well as effective communication and stress management skills, I can contribute effectively to Banbury’s. Moreover, I possess an online secretarial course that would help me immensely in fulfilling the demands of this job.
My awareness of multiculturalism and inborn sensitivity makes me further eligible for a job with an organization that deals people of diverse backgrounds. I am excited to put all my efforts for the advancement of Banbury’s! Please feel free to call me if you need any further information from me. I will call you after 5 days to set up a meeting with you where I will be able to further discuss my capabilities.
Thank you for your time and consideration.