Cover letters are important no matter what post you are applying for – as they create the first point of contact with an employer thus creating a first impression. Consider cover letters as a wrapping for a present; the prettier the packing, the more curiosity as to what is inside.

Let us have a look at a cover letter sample for a candidate applying for the post of a residential assistant.


Residential Assistant Cover Letter Sample


228 Example Park Ave
New York, NY 10002

April 28, 2015

Ms. Andrea Balle
New York University
416 Water St
New York, NY 10003


Dear Ms. Balle:

I am pleased to apply for the position of Residential Assistant at the New York University, as advertised in the university’s website. My resume enclosed with this letter for your consideration.

My experience as a residential assistant in the University of Tucson, Arizona is testimony to my skills in this arena. During my employment, I have gained strong skills in:

– Assessing and looking after the needs of 55 residents on campus
– Creating and implementing social and recreational activities
– Creating a liaison between the residents and the administration
– Managing residents’ requests for maintenance and room transfers

Furthermore, my experience in providing counseling to residents based on personal development, drug abuse, relationships and academic presentation speaks volumes for what I have to offer to your university. My experience in career counseling and handling residents will definitely help the specific goals of the institute. Additionally, I am proficient in providing administrative, community, interpersonal, security and integration advice and service as and when needed.

Based on my skills and capabilities, I will prove to be an asset to the New York University. I will follow up with you in a week’s time to discuss this further and may be reached on 999-999-9999 if needed.

Thank you for your time and consideration.



Cynthia Mann

Enc. Resume