High school graduates applying for a first job always find it difficult to write cover letters and resumes as they do not have much to boast of. The best thing to do in a situation like this is to focus on what you can do as opposed to what you have done.
Have a look at this cover letter sample which will give you a better idea:
High School Cover Letter Sample
3450 N River Road
Hayward, WI 73635
February 12, 2013
Ms. Courtney Bell
710 Q Fond Du Lac Avenue
Hayward, WI 44433
Dear Ms. Bell:
I graduated from Green Bay House School in December last year and would now like to explore my vocation before I join a formal college. I saw your advertisement for the position of a Secretary at Alpha Hues and would like to offer my services for it. Owing to the fact that I am an extremely enthusiastic individual with a demonstrated ability to work in an organized manner, I am confident that I can become a valuable asset to your company.
As indicated in the enclosed resume, I have worked as a volunteer at the school admission office for three years in a row which has instilled in me the knowledge of official procedures and protocols. As I possess the ability to multitask effectively, I can manage multitude of work without compromising on quality or deadliness. My interest and exposure to the Internet is such that I am comfortable with managing research projects. Additionally, I am familiar to use most office equipment and filing methods used in an official capacity.
With great enthusiasm and creative mind, I am very excited at the possibility to acquiring my first real job at Alpha Hues. I will call you at the end of the week to ask for an interview and will be available at (303) 555-5555 in the event that you need to contact me. Thank you for your time and consideration.