April 15, 2002
Ima V. Sharp
123 West Avenue
Tempe, AZ 12345
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