Sample Cover Letters
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Cover letter accompanies the resume; try to make the cover letter simple, brief and focused
Following tips helps while drafting your cover letter
- Draft your cover letter keeping in mind the job requirement.
- Mention how you learned about the companyís job opening.
- Mention your position you are applying for.
- You can propose for a meeting.
- Donít use the same cover letter for every job and company
- Date, recipientís address and your address is important.
Sample Cover Letter Template
City, State, Zip Code
City, State, Zip Code
Dear Mr. /Ms. Last Name, (leave out if you don't have a contact), if you donít know the name of the concerned person use "Dear Hiring Manager", if the selection is made by a committee use "Dear Search Committee".
Body of the Cover Letter
In the body of your cover letter mention what position you are applying for, why the employer should select you for an interview.
The first paragraph of your letter should include information on why you are writing. Mention the position you are applying for and where you found the job listing. Include the name of a mutual contact, if you have one.
Middle Paragraph (can be more than one paragraph)
Here your cover letter should describe what you have to offer the employer. Mention specifically how your qualifications match the job you are applying for. Interpret your resume, not repeat it.
Conclude your cover letter by thanking the employer for considering you for the position. Include information on how you will follow-up.
Handwritten Signature (for a mailed letter/Fax)
Sample Cover Letter- fresh graduates
65 Siraj Building
Mr. Al Falasi
Dubai Bank of commerce
Dear Mr. Falasi
My outgoing personality, my sales experience, and my recently completed education make me a strong candidate for a position as an Investment consultant for Dubai Bank of commerce.
I recently graduated from the University of Dubai with a degree in marketing, where I was actively involved in students association and young business graduates association in chambers of commerce in Dubai.
Although a recent graduate, I am not a typical new graduate. I attended college in Dubai and UK. Moreover, I've put myself through these colleges by working such jobs as insurance consultant, newspaper subscription sales, and share broker, all of which enhanced my formal education.
I have the maturity, skills, and abilities to embark on a career in Investment consulting, and I'd like to do this in Dubai as I born and brought up in Dubai, my home town.
I am available at your convenience, and I'd like very much to talk with you concerning a position at Dubai Bank of commerce. I will follow up this letter with a phone call to see if I can arrange a time to meet with you.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Sarah Al Masoori
Sample Cover Letter 1
65 Al Futtain Building
March 16, 2009
Mr. Al Falasi
National Bank of Dubai
Ms. Mayar Nabeel a client with your Abudhabi office, who informed me that the Dubai Office is actively seeking to hire quality individuals for Credit department.
I have more than two years of Auditing experience, including interning as an Auditor last year with the Bahrain Ernst & Young. I will be receiving my CFA this May and MBA from University of Wollongong Dubai by June. I am confident that my combination of practical work experience and solid educational experience has prepared me for making an immediate contribution to National Bank of Dubai. Having interned with a leading firm in the public accounting field, I understand the level of professionalism and communication required for long-term success in the field. My background and professional approach to business will provide your office with a highly productive Auditor upon completion of your Development Program.
I will be in the Dubai the week of March 15. I will contact your office to inquire as to a potential meeting date and time. I look forward to meeting you then.
Sample Cover Letter 2
May 14, 2009
Ms. Walla Futtain
Sharjah Medical LLC
Dear Ms. Walla
From your company's web site I learned about your need for a sales representative for the Sharjah, Ajman and Dubai areas. I am very interested in this position with Sharjah Medical LLC, and believe that my education and employment background are appropriate for the position.
While working towards my masterís degree, I was employed as a sales representative with a Medical equipment distributer. I increased my sales volume and profit margin appreciably while at M.K Equipments, and I would like to repeat that success in the pharmaceutical industry. I have a strong academic background in science and marketing and think that I could apply my combination of knowledge and experience to the health industry. I will complete my master's degree in marketing in mid-June and will be available to begin employment in early July.
Enclosed is a copy of my resume, which more fully details my qualifications for the position.
I look forward to talking with you regarding sales opportunities with Sharjah Medical LLC. Within the next week, I will contact you to confirm that you received my email and resume and to answer any questions you may have.
Thank you for your consideration.
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