A cover letter introduces an applicant to the recruiter. It has to be very impressive and well written. The format of a cover letter should be perfect, the language should be lucid and the content should be precise. Unfortunately most of the time recruiter does not even read a cover letter but just the fact that you have attached it with your applications can make a difference.
While drafting a cover letter some points to you should know are:
A sample cover letter is given here to give you clear idea of the language and the format used in cover letters. We hope this sample helps you in writing your cover letter.
Date: MM/ DD/ YYYY
Sub: Application for the post of an Environment Technician
Ref: Your ad in the New York Times dated June11, 20XX
This is with reference to your ad in the classified of New York Times dated June 8, 2011. I hereby wish to apply for the post of an environment Technician in your reputed organization. I am aware of the challenges and the responsibilities involved in this post. I am sentient of the research and development projects currently run by your organization in order to controlling pollution and making environment healthy. I do wish to work in this field with your organization and help the mankind live in a cleaner environment.
I have done my masters in Engineering in ABC branch. I have presented research papers in national and international conferences and have won the 'best research youth' award in 1999. As an intern I worked on the project 'Un-Poll-En' and worked in a team to develop pollution free burners.
I have good communication skills and can manage a good team. Analytical skills, organizational aptitude and efficiency are my key points. I am well acquainted with the current developments in engineering field.
I have worked for 4 years as assistant environment technician in ABC Organization. My responsibilities there include managing short term projects, researching, developing and testing modules, supervising and recruiting junior technicians.
I hope you find the document enclosed herewith worthwhile. I am eagerly awaiting your phone call for a personal interview. Given an opportunity, I hereby assure you that, I will not let you down.