Dear Mr. Smith,
Having recently completed my undergraduate studies, combining my passion for Marine Biology and English/Communications, the time has come to apply these interests and aptitudes. I am extremely versatile, and an employer can expect more of me than just what I am hired for. After reviewing my resume, I am confident you will agree that your advertised position for a Technical Writer (Information Systems) is a good match for my qualifications.
My proficiency in the use of desktop publishing applications is an immense aid in preparing presentations and reports. Honing my skills in writing by being involved in the university’s
newspaper (4 years on staff and one as editor-in-chief) and literary journal has also contributed to an improvement in my writing skills, which will be an asset to the American Museum of Natural History. I managed all aspects of the Troubadour’s biweekly production from scheduling, distribution, circulation, interviewing, copy writing, editing per Associated Press standards, layout and advertising. This was a daunting challenge that I mastered repeatedly.
In anticipation that you will want to meet with me, I would be delighted to make myself available to discuss how I can contribute to the continued success of the American Museum of Natural History. Thank you for your time and consideration. I will call next week to set up an interview.