First Job Cover Letter Example (Comparison Format)

Updated on January 13, 2014

Writing your first cover letter for a job can be a scary task due to lack of experience. If you are required to write your first job cover letter and are in need of some help, then bravo! You have come to the right place!

Although the content of your first job cover letter will pretty much depend on the nature of the position being sought, however we offer immense guidance regarding the general format, constituent paragraphs and writing style. Since it is a first job cover letter, you probably have no experience to flaunt except maybe a short internship.

Well! that is nothing to worry about, there is always a first time in everything you do! The key is to highlight and showcase your job relevant skills in order to compensate for the lack of experience in your cover letter. Following is a sample first job cover letter for a general office job.

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First Job Cover Letter Sample


Carla Schmidt
98 Bentleys Lane
Atlanta, GA 98332
(002) 666-7777
carla . Schmidt @ email . com

January 13, 2014

Mr. Daniel Maslow
Maslow Associates
86 Rooky Towers
Atlanta, GA 98332


Dear Mr. Maslow:

I came across your advertisement for the position of an office assistant on Indeed. My AS degree in Office Management recently coupled with an outgoing and highly interactive personality, I believe I am the perfect candidate for this job.

Listed below are my core competencies in clerical and secretarial work which are closely aligned with your demands in your advertisement:

Your RequirementsMy Competencies
✱ Self motivated and energetic individual with serious interest in office assistance.✔ Being a fresh high school graduate, I am quite self driven and enthusiastic regarding work. Offer exceptional office assistance skills with great passion and zeal to contribute to your organization.
✱ Ability to handle front desk tasks.✔ A month’s volunteer front desk work at ‘Insperity’ polished my reception skills. Possess a profound ability to handle reception tasks and tackle front desk situations.
✱ Proficiency in typing and MS office suite.✔ Being a tech savvy individual, well equipped with knowledge and skills related to computer, MS office, internet and email.

In light of the above depicted remarkable coalition among my skills and your requirements for the job, I excitedly anticipate and interview call. I shall be very happy to discuss the position details with you. I will also call in at your office later this week to ensure the receipt of this application letter and enclosed resume. May you have any questions in the interim, please call me at (002) 666-7777.

Thank you for your time and consideration.



Carla Schmidt

Encl. Resume