2008-10-19

SAMPLE RESUMES AND APPLICATION LETTER

Resume,Cover Letters, Job Fairs and Interviews
Cover Letter

A cover letter is very essential in your job applications.

Your cover letter is the first thing employers see when they receive your application, so you have to make efforts to impress them.

An effective cover letter should explain the reasons for your interest in the organization and in the job you are applying for.

Make sure that your cover letter explains how your skills relate to the criteria listed in the job posting and how passionate you are about joining the company. 

In general a cover letter / application letter should posses 3 main paragrahs in this format

1. The first paragraph should state why you are writing to the company, where you saw or heard about the advertised job and what position you wish to apply for.

2. The second paragraph should state who you are, where you have worked or working at the moment (as regards to work, if you have no job experience there is no need to indicate it in a cover letter) and why you want to work for the company , here indicate what and what you will bring to the table in moving the company forward ( mainly your skill set)

3. The third paragraph usually the last (except you have a lengthy letter) should be your closing paragraph. you can end it with " I will be glad if you consider me for this position. Hope to hear from you soon."   or   "I will be eternally grateful if you consider me for this position.
I am interested in this position and will be very happy to be interviewed by you." or any polite ending you can think of.

We hope our sample cover letters will be useful to you.. You can also get a free CV from us. Please use any of the samples below
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Note that there are two types of headings , Capitalized and non Capitalized. For capitalized headings, you do not Underline, for Non Capitalized headings, you should underline.


SAMPLE 1
                                                                                                          
                                                                                               24 Adeniyi Jones Ave.
                                                                                               Ikeja, Lagos
                                                                                               Tel: 08030000000
                                                                                               24 May 2016
Personnel Manager,
Ecobank Nigeria Plc
2 Ajose Adeogun St.,
P.O. Box 72688, Victoria Island,
Lagos - NIGERIA.

Dear Sir/Madam

                   Re: ECO/GRA/2007/06/23 GRADUATE RECRUITMENT APPLICATION 2016

 I write In response to the advertisement on the Guardian Newspaper of 24th October 2016, which advertised a job opening in your company. Please find enclosed a copy of my CV for the position of Graduate Recruitment at your bank.

 I am young, energetic and resourceful and graduated from Enugu State University with a degree in Geography. I have just completed my National Youth Service, during which I served as a Ticket Officer with Sosoliso Airlines, where I was responsible for the sales of flight tickets for over 3000 passengers per day. This heightened my accountability, numerical skill, dexterity and ability to work under pressure with little or no supervision.

 My previous experience also exposed me to a lot of paperwork, records-keeping, cash handling, customer service, decision-making, working as a team; attributes I hope will be very significant in the kind of person you hope to employ at Ecobank.
   
 I am very confident of maintaining high levels of commitment and consistency with multiple projects and work patterns and I believe I am fully informed on what this role involves, with an earnest passion to fulfill your objectives.

 I will be glad if you consider me for this position. Hope to hear from you soon.

 Yours sincerely,
 Your signature here
 Munachiso Arachie.





SAMPLE2
                                                                                             24 Adeniyi Jones Ave.
                                                                                              Ikeja, Lagos
                                                                                              Tel: 08030000000
                                                                                              24 May 2016
Personnel Manager,
Ecobank Nigeria Plc
2 Ajose Adeogun St.,
P.O. Box 72688, Victoria Island,
Lagos - NIGERIA

Dear Sir/Madam

                       Re: Application For Entry Level Graduate Recruitment Position
 I was excited when I saw your advertised position stated above in the careers website of www.nigeriajobalerts.com this morning dated 24th may 2016 and I am gladly sending you my CV for this role.

  Presently, I am working with Excel Engineering Ltd where I am doing my NYSC and responsible for the maintenance of electrical plants and machineries for the company’s diverse clients. This is related with my educational background which happens to be Electrical Engineering from the Ahmadu Bello University.

  However, I have always wanted to work with Ecobank – as my personality best suits your overall corporate image. I am very articulate; with a high sense of record keeping, I have very strong interpersonal skills,numerical skills, I am an effective communicator with an ability and interests in finance. I have also been taking courses at the Nigerian Institute of Management, where I am exposed to the several aspects of patterns in the banking industry and business world.

   Right through my studies and current professional engagements, I have proved to be self-motivated, value oriented, resourceful, adaptable, flexible and dependable – qualities that I am sure will successfully drive your bank’s corporate perspectives. I will be eternally grateful if you consider me for this position.

   I am interested in this position and will be very happy to be interviewed by you.

                                                                                                 Yours sincerely,
                                                                                                 Your signature here
                                                                                                 Munachiso Arachie.



You might want to see this  How to write a cover letter

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