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Career Development Center
0281 Student Success Center
April 22, 2013
Mr. Richard Hayes If addressee name is not provided, leave blank.
Human Resources Manager
Company XYZ
734 Mercantile Drive
St. Louis, MO 63105
Dear Mr. Hayes: If name not provided, replace with “To Whom It May Concern:”
Please accept this letter and résumé for consideration in your search for a Human Resources Assistant. I learned of
this position through the website In May, I will be graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
business administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). This academic achievement, my
excellent track record as an Administrative Assistant and my commitment to teamwork and professionalism in the
work place make me the ideal candidate for this position.
As can be seen on my résumé, I have been employed as an Administrative Assistant for the last year at the Law
Offices of D&D. In this position, I have been responsible for managing multiple phone lines simultaneously and
maintaining accurate records pertaining to on-going and past litigation cases. During my tenure, there has never
been a misplaced document or lost phone message.
In addition to the skills I have practiced successfully as an Administrative Assistant, I have also taken the
opportunity to build my professional communication skills by serving as a team liaison for a group senior
assignment. In that role, I accepted responsibility for maintaining productive, accurate communication between
the team, the mid-size company we were serving and our course instructor. My success in that role helped
contribute to the successful completion of our project and we received high marks from both our course instructor
and company client.
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter and review my résumé. Please contact me via cell phone (555-555-
1234) or email ([email protected]) if there is any additional information I can provide or to schedule an
interview. I am very excited to learn more about your company and this position and to discuss in greater detail
what I can offer Company XYZ.
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Sally Simpson
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