There is no one method of finding attractive employment. You may look for one by physically going from company to company and asking if there are any vacancies, or you might want to simply research for opportunities on the Internet. Either way, you will come to a point when you have to write a cover letter to accompany your resume to whichever job opportunity that you have identified. And this is where your real test begins.
Getting a balcony chair to watch the employment game is possible only if your cover letter has some meat in it. Your commitment to your work, how you elicit information that is important to an employer and your confidence, all will show up on a cover letter. How you word your cover letter matters. A cover letter will do two things primarily – inform the hiring manager about your availability and provide proof of performance in a previous role. Believe it or not, both are the only things that a hiring manager looks for in a cover letter.
The first part – providing information of your availability – is straightforward enough. The second one, is where you have to elaborate. Here is a cover letter sample that does this:
325 Church Street
Centerville, UT 36522
August 4, 2016
Mr. Ben Greystone
650 W 950 N
Centerville, UT 96540
Dear Mr. Greystone:
12 years of experience working in the accounting arena, along with professional meticulousness, a head for complex numbers and calculations, and self-discipline are perhaps the main reasons to consider me for an accounting payroll specialist position at Wells Fargo. Comprehending the company’s reputation for hiring the best out of the lot, I am positive that my professional profile will be of interest to you.
During the time that I have worked as an accounting payroll specialist, I have been responsible for many contributions. Some of them are listed here for your benefit:
• Introduced the Celtek Payroll System, the use of which decreased payroll calculation time by a staggering 98%.
• Reorganized the payroll system by self-auditing it, identifying loopholes and rectifying operational problems.
• Successfully reconciled a stubborn payroll entry which was placed in a suspense account by bungling accountants, saving the company $52000 in lost money.
I am confident that I am the right person to be hired as an accounting payroll specialist, as I fulfil all the requirements that you have charted out in your advertisement. I would like to request a meeting with you and will contact you within a week to arrange a time. Should you have any questions, please feel free to call me at (888) 888-8888.