What exactly should a cover letter for UN jobs look like?
UN cover letters come in many types and forms including formal and informal.
You need to choose the one that suits your situation.
It may have a friendly tone if you feel that the hiring manager will not mind your light tone. On the other hand, it can be professional sounding if you feel the need to make it “official”.
Below is a sample cover letter for those who want to apply for UN jobs.
Feel free to modify this sample as per job requirements and your skills.
UN Job Cover Letter Sample
Mary K. Brown
211 Example Street
Austin, TX 32322
Cell: (000) 657-0101
December 15, 2018
Mr. Adam Doe
323 Main Street
Houston, TX 32101
Dear Mr. Doe:
I am writing to apply for an Administrative Assistant position at the United Nations Houston Office. Based on my exceptional clerical skills and hands-on experience in the administrative arena, I feel myself a good candidate.
Through my work as an Administrative Assistant for The University of Ontario, I have built a strong record of attaining progressively responsible management positions during my short career.
Specifically, I have a demonstrated ability to:
- Handle all aspects of general office coordination
- Maintain office calendar to organize workflow and meeting
- Answer telephones and transfer calls
- Perform general clerical duties such as bookkeeping, copying, faxing, mailing and filing
The attached resume details my specific skills pertinent to your needs.
As an enthusiastic candidate, I would like the opportunity to meet with you in order to discuss your expectations in greater detail. I will call you in the week of December 20 to follow-up. Should you have any additional questions? Please feel free to call me.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Attached: Resume and Reference Letters