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Human Resources Assistant Cover Letter

This recent graduate was keenly interested in entering the field of human resources. The letter displays her motivation, strong interest, enthusiasm, youthful vitality, and career goals.

Sample Human Resources Assistant Cover Letter

Hennery Smith
2365 S Mayfield Ave • Chicago, IL 60652 • Cell: (123)-555-1234

March 20, 2010

John Michel
1237 Main Court
Santa Cruz
CA, 95060
Cell: 243-543-6767

Dear Ms. Michel:

Why did Abraham Lincoln win log-splitting contests so easily? You've heard the reason: He knew exactly where to place his wedge to give his blows the most power. When Lincoln won these contests, he was the same age as I am now; and I, too, want to enter a log-splitting contest.

I have a good, strong wedge and a sturdy hammer, but I need a log: a company whose growth I can contribute to and build a career with.

In the first place, I want to get into the field of human resources-as a generalist-starting as a human resource assistant. I have strong computer skills (Word, Excel) and the ability to master new things. In addition, I possess strong communication skills, honed through four years as a waitress and as a customer service representative within a fast-paced, quality-minded call center environment.

In May, I will receive my baccalaureate degree in Psychology; I lack only one three-hour course, which is offered at UNCC in the evening this summer. During my college years, I worked to provide 75% of all expenses, so I have grown accustomed to long hours and hard work. And during this time I have been molding my wedge: working as an HR intern (please see enclosed resume) and learning about employee benefits plans and procedures.

This, then, is my wedge into the field of human resources: to be a human resource assistant, acquire experience and advance to more responsible positions. Your company and its opportunities can be my log. Will you let me enter the contest?

I can be reached at (123)-555-1234. I look forward to hearing from you.


Hennery Smith


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