Sample Cover Letter
Always attach your resume to a cover letter.
456 College Hall
Normal, IL 67890
February 16, 2009
Ms. Jane Doe
Big Public Accounting, Inc.
123 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 12345
I was referred to you by Mr. Dave Smith, a Partner with your New York office, who informed me that the Chicago office of Big Public Accounting is actively seeking to hire quality individuals for your Auditor Development Program. STATE HOW YOU FOUND OUT ABOUT THE JOB AND STATE THE SPECIFIC JOB YOU ARE INTERESTED IN.
I have more than two years of accounting experience, including interning as an Auditor last year with the New York City office of Ernst & Young. I will be receiving my BBA this May from Illinois State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. I am confident that my combination of practical work experience and solid educational experience has prepared me for making an immediate contribution to Big Public Accounting. 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. QUICK SUMMARY OF YOUR QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION
I will be in the Chicago area the week of March 16. Please call me at 217-222-3456 to arrange a convenient time when we may meet to further discuss my background in relation to your needs. If I have not heard from you by March 9, I will contact your office to inquire as to a potential meeting date and time. I look forward to meeting you then. RESTATE YOUR INTEREST IN THE POSITION AND ASK FOR AN INTERVIEW
Tracy Q. Graduate
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