The purpose of a resume is to showcase your skills, qualifications, and job-relevant competencies. If your resume is already doing all this, then why bother writing a cover letter?
Well, cover letter, as the name suggests, serves to cover your resume. While the resume will talk about your skills, qualifications, and competencies, your cover letter will write why you are the top candidate for this position.
One of the functions of a cover letter is to highlight the relevance of your skills and the recruiter’s requirements.
A sample cover letter serving the same function, for the position of junior secretary, follows.
Junior Secretary Cover Letter Example
789, Worthington Road
Westerville, OH 78995
☏ (000) 555-6666
March 21, 2018
Mr. Gary Ronald, HR Manager
89 Twinkle Avenue
Westerville, OH 78995
Dear Mr. Ronald:
I was delighted to hear about your job company’s job opening for a junior secretary as I possess all the skills required for the position. The following table gives you a snapshot of how my expertise matches your needs:
|● Ability to handle official correspondence on daily basis||● Expertise in communication via email, in person, and on the phone, abreast with professional communicational standards|
|● Familiarity with drafting letters, using MS Word||● Advanced level skills in MS Office, exceptionally good at MS Word and Excel|
|● Time management and task prioritizing skills||● Immaculate management skills demonstrated through working in an organized manner under high pressure|
|● Know-how of event planning and some experience in organizing meetings||● A track record of planning and executing various high-level nation-wide meetings and conferences, arranging stay and travel of guest delegates|
Besides, my hands-on experience in office assistance, taking minutes, completing legal files and maintaining business correspondence would come in handy for the office at Kelly Associates.
Given the match between what you require and the expertise I offer, I would enthusiastically welcome an interview meeting with you. I will call your office to set up an interview date later this week. If you need any documents or have any queries, feel free to contact me at (000) 555-6666.
Thank you for your time and consideration.