Sample Cover Letter

April 15, 2002

Ima V. Sharp
123 West Avenue
Tempe, AZ 12345
(123) 456-7890

Personnel Analyst Selection Committee
City of Phoenix Personnel Department
135 2nd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Dear Personnel Analyst Selection Committee:

I am writing to express my interest in the Personnel Analyst position that was advertised in The Arizona Republic on April 12, 2002. I believe that my achievements, education and diverse work experience have prepared me well for the Personnel Analyst position with the City of Phoenix Personnel Department.

For the past six years, I have been a Personnel Analyst with ACME Inc. As an Analyst, I perform classification studies, assist departments in carrying out ACME's human resource policies, and research market trends in recruiting practices and compensation. Before working for ACME, Zippy Zippers hired me as a Human Resource Clerk. At Zippy Zippers, I reviewed and screened applications, processed salary increases, and answered questions from employees about their benefits.

In addition to my twelve years of experience in the field, I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management. I am also pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree, focusing on human resource management and labor relations.

As my resume indicates, my education and experience meet the requirements on the job announcement: at least two years of professional personnel management experience and a bachelor's degree. I am confident that I bring the right skills, experience, and talents to the position. Thank you for your time and consideration.



Ima V. Sharp

Enclosure: Resume