The purpose of a resume is to showcase your skills, qualifications and job relevant competencies. If all this is already being done by your resume, then why bother writing a cover letter?

Well, cover letter, as the name suggests, serves to cover your resume. While the resume will talk about your skills, qualifications and competencies your cover letter will write why you are the top candidate for this position.

One of the functions of a cover letter is to highlight the relevance among your skills and the recruiter’s requirements. A sample cover letter serving the same function, for the position of junior secretary follows.


Junior Secretary Cover Letter Sample


Sue Gilbert
789, Worthington Road
Westerville, OH 78995
☏ (000) 555-6666
✉ sue.gilbert @ email . com

December 10, 2013

Mr. Gary Ronald, HR Manager
Kelly Associates
89 Twinkle Avenue
Westerville, OH 78995

Dear Mr. Ronald:

I was delighted to hear about your job company’s job opening for a junior secretary as I possess all the skills required for the position. The following table gives you a snapshot of how my expertise matches your needs:

You Require

I Offer

● Ability to handle official correspondence on daily basis● Expertise in communication via email, in person and on phone, abreast with professional communicational standards
● Familiarity with drafting letters, using MS Word● Advance level skills in MS Office, exceptionally good at MS word and Excel
● Time management and task prioritizing skills● Immaculate management skills, demonstrated ability to work in an organized manner under high pressure
● Know-how of event planning and some experience in organizing meetings● A track record of planning and executing various high level nation-wide meetings and conferences, arranging stay and travel of guest delegates

In addition, my hands on experience in office assistance, taking minutes, completing legal files and maintaining business correspondence would definitely come in handy for the office at Kelly Associates.

In view of the apparent, flawless match among what you require and the expertise, I would enthusiastically welcome an interview meeting with you. Therefore, I will call upon your office to set up an interview date later this week. Meanwhile, If you need any documents or have any queries, feel free to contact me at (000) 555-6666.

Thank you for your time and consideration.



Sue Gilbert

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