The cover letter writing business is a tricky one. You can never be absolutely sure that you have written a cover letter that will appeal to a hiring manager. The good news is that you do not have to be absolutely spot in with a cover letter. It is actually not possible to do. However, it is important that you try your best so that the person reading your cover letter likes at least 90% of it.
How would you go about doing that? The first and foremost thing that you need to do is read the job description provided by the employer / company. Relate all your knowledge and qualifications to what is written in the ad and then try to write a cover letter that will appeal to the reader simply because technically, he helped you write it!
When you are writing your first cover letter for clerical position, this exercise becomes even more important. This is because as a newbie, you still have a lot to learn and by following this method, you can write your cover letter without much problem. Let us provide you with a little heads up here – here is a cover letter sample for a clerk position, written by a candidate who have no prior experience in hand.
253 Peter Ave
South Burlington, VT 41254
linda @ email . com
July 21, 2016
Mr. Fred Mercury
The PLUS Zone
663 Allen Road
South Burlington, VT 05232
Dear Mr. Mercury:
As a methodical, organized and ambitious individual who is known as an eager beaver, I am positive that I can do justice to the position of a clerk at The PLUS Zone. A recent high school graduate, I am fresh and extremely ambitious, a quality that you have specifically asked for in your advertisement in The Daily ClassAds.
Please refer to the following qualifications that I boast of – most of them are in sync with your requirements:
• Deeply familiar with gathering information for specific projects by carefully performing research and documentation work.
• Highly skilled in creating, maintaining and updating filing systems, and ensuring that all information is kept safe and confidential.
• Competent in operating standard office equipment including fax machines, scanners, printers and PABX.
Anticipating working with the best, I look forward to meeting with you and discussing this position in detail. I will be in touch with your office to set up a mutually convenient meeting time. If you require any further information from me which will help strengthen my candidature, please feel free to call me at (000) 121-4147.