Most of the job seekers these days are very tempted to avoid the cover letter. Always think twice before taking that step. The experienced employees feel that they don't need the help of a cover letter to sell their skills. However, an entry-level professional who is looking for a career change would need a well-written letter. A general clerk cover letter also needs to be written properly for getting the desired job.
Here are some tips that you can follow while writing a cover letter:
Here is a dummy general clerk cover letter that you can refer to.
Your Contact Information
373 Riverdale Avenue
E-mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Employer Contact Information
Ms. Linda Heins
3746 Olivia Street
Date: June 30, 2011
Dear Ms. Heins,
I am writing this cover letter, to apply for the post of General Clerk that was listed in the Miami Herald. I am highly qualified for this position, and hence I am submitting my application today.
I have been an efficient office clerk since the past seven years at Linguistics Support. I was responsible for handling every office duty as they were dictated by the executive staff. This included everything from time-to-time mailing of documents for typesetting and taking proper dictation for scheduling appointments with other staff members. Also, I have a multi-line phone experience, knowledge in accounting/bookkeeping and highly organized in technical filing method. I am a good communicator, efficient with every work provided to me in a timely and accurate manner.
I would like to speak to you in person and learn more about your requirements. You can reach me at email@example.com or call me at 836-374-1836. Thank you for giving your time and considering my application. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Enclosure: Resume and Letter of Recommendation
You can change the details and the style of the cover letter for yourself. However, always remember that a cover letter should be precise and you need not write your complete life story in there. The recruiters are highly busy and they will not spend more than five minutes in going through your cover letter. Therefore, make sure that it is up to the mark.
Before you send this letter to the prospective employer, make sure that you proofread it twice to check grammatical mistakes and typos.