Students right out of high school find it quite a daunting task to apply for their first job. Lack of confidence and limited experience makes it difficult for them to understand what they need to write a cover letter and a resume.
Since it is an established fact that cover letters are more likely to get a candidate to the interview than a resume since it gets read first, let us have a look at what a high school student will write in a cover letter for his or her first job.
See also: High School Student Resume Sample
7624 Houston Street
Ozark, AL 82765
January 7, 2014
Mr. Laurel Hardy
827 Addison Drive
Ozark, AL 25243
Dear Mr. Hardy:
This is with reference to the employment opportunity as an Office Assistant that you have listed on your website. As an enthusiastic individual with keen organizational skills and a profound ability to multitask, I am positive in my ability to put in something extra to your bottom line.
I have recently acquired my high school diploma from the Alliance High School, I find myself lucky to have come across this open position and have the following strengths to contribute to the ongoing success of your organization:
• Self-starter, proactive individual
• Highly disciplined
• Able to perform basic secterial tasks and eager to learn new tasks
• Typing speed: 50 wpm
• Good understanding of customer services
• Exceptional understanding of inventory and stocking procedures
Furthermore, I like taking new challenges as this is what makes me perform work in a flawless manner. As I am a committed individual with good mathematical skills, I need very less direction during working.
I’d appreciate you taking out the time to consider my application and credentials. I will call your office during the week of January 15 to inquire about the status of my application and will be available at (029) 900-9999 if you need to contact me.