Complete a draft of the application/cover letter:
Read the job opening below and write your letter based on that job posting.
Position: Executive Administrative Assistant at Sinclair Community College. Requires high school diploma or equivalent and some college. Primary duties are customer service, professional writing, research, and basic computer skills. Apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to Janet Jones, Director of Human Resource, 444 West Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402, no later than Sunday.
You decide whether to use full block or modified block letter style.
Follow an appropriate structure: introduction, body, and conclusion.
Use specifics that speak to the job.
Below is the sample Application/Cover Letter for the assignment and tips for completing it.
Your AddressYour City, State Zip CodePhone Number
Individual s NameTitle of IndividualName of CompanyAddressCity, State and Zip Code
Dear Individual s Name (use last name and use Ms. or Mr. or full name if you don t know the gender of the person):
State the position or type of work for which you are applying, and how you learned about the opening. Use a sentence like this: “The position for Marketing Assistant advertised in the November 5 edition of the Dayton Daily News seems perfect for someone with my qualifications.” (Put the names of publications–newspapers–in italics.) Next, add a sentence or two summarizing these qualifications. You might use sentences like these: “I worked in telemarketing and retail for two years. I have also completed 24 hours in Business Management at Sinclair Community College with a grade point average of 3.80.”
The second paragraph should elaborate more on your qualifications and on what you can do for the employer. If you are a recent graduate, explain how your academic background makes you a qualified candidate for the position. If you have some practical work experience, point out the specific achievements or your unique qualifications. However, do not repeat your entire resume.
In the third and final paragraph, state your resume is enclosed. Close the letter with a statement that will encourage a response. State specific times and dates that you are available to interview; try to be as flexible as possible. Avoid sentences like “I would love to work for you,” or “I am so excited about….” and so forth.
Sincerely, (4 spaces)
(your handwritten signature only)
Type your full name
encl. (to indicate the resume is enclosed)