During my studies in the English Honors Program at Portland State University, I have honed strong analytical, writing, and grammatical skills that will serve me well in this position.For the past four years I have been a book reviewer for our department’s literary journal, Chiaroscuro, and am now serving as its Senior Editor.As a graduating senior with a major in English and a minor in Communications, I was interested to learn about your publishing operations.
You can merge more than one asset into each statement.
For example, “I utilized strong persuasive skills and leadership ability to recruit and attract new members to our sorority.” Quantify your accomplishments.
Sincerely, Jane Gordon To get the hiring manager excited enough to call you in for an interview, you need to convey not only your skills and qualifications, but also your passion for the organization and your aptitude for the specific role.
This means writing a cover letter that complements your resume, and not one that merely duplicates that information.
Eager to learn more about your expectations for your next Editorial Assistant, I would welcome the opportunity for a personal interview.
Thank you for your time, consideration, and forthcoming response.
After all, interviewers for entry-level positions are aware that this may be your first position.
Review these sample cover letters for entry-level candidates for employment to get ideas for your own letter.
Feel free to mention volunteer experiences, internships, related classes, projects, leadership experience, extracurricular activities, and your skills that pertain to the position.
Providing these details about related experience helps differentiate your application from the crowd.