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Cover Letter For Human Resources Officer Position

Dear Hiring Manager,

Please accept this letter and attached resume for your consideration. I am highly interested in the Human Resources position that is advertised on Craigslist. A combination of factors including; a variety of managerial and administrative titles held in the past, extensive customer service experience and an innate sense of adapting to an independent or team oriented environment, leads me to believe that I would be a prime candidate for the position being offered.

The positions that compose my employment history and formal education have exposed me to many key facets of running and working in a healthy, prospering business environment. In return it has made me knowledgeable in areas, but not limited too, retention, hiring, performance management, operations, employee relations, quality customer service and management. Prime examples of titles held at The Lakewood Home Depot would validate the previous mentioned.

I am a conscientious employee, with an ability to communicate with both my co-workers and customers professionally, efficiently and with a great team oriented attitude. Thus, I will prove to be an asset to your company.I can assure you that my work experience will help me achieve all goals expected of me.

If you would like more information or would like to schedule an interview, please contact me at ( ).I can also be reached via E-mail at email@email.com.Thank you for you time and consideration.

Sincerely,

There are many things I like about this cover letter example for a Human Resources job. I also have some thoughts about how to make it better. Take a look at the letter that Liz wrote, then see my version, which has a few changes.

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Liz's First Cover Letter for a Human Resources Job

Dear Recruiter,
I am a young lady with a Bachelor degree of Commerce (B.Com – Human Resources) at the University of ** having graduated last spring. I am applying for the position of HR Administrator/Payroll Accountant. Currently I am working with ** as an Assistant Human Resources Officer.Taking initiatives has always been my academic and career focus. I certainly understand responsibility, hold an intense work ethic, possess social skills that can build and maintain relations across and beyond the organization and strive to do my best in any situation to meet corporate objectives.I believe my strength, abilities and skills make me a perfect fit for this job. I am extremely reliable, considerate, personable, and I am comfortable working with all personality types.Thank you for taking the time to review my credentials. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss how my education, practical skills, and background qualify me to be a member of your company.

Please give me a call at 555-555-5555 and/or email me at XX.

Sincerely,
Liz XX

My Thoughts About Liz's Sample Cover Letter

What I like best about Liz's cover letter is that it's short and has a natural flow. I feel like I sort of know her after reading it. That’s really nice!

Without going into a lot of detail, here are a few things that I think would improve this cover letter.

  • The opening sentence needs a little help. “I am a young lady” sounds old-fashioned and out of place here. I suggest deleting that phrase and reworking the sentence to make a smoother entrance to the rest of the letter.
  • The second paragraph has good stuff in it. I think it would be great to break it into bullet points with a short intro sentence at the beginning.
  • Don't say that you’re a "perfect fit" for the job. Let them decide that. You could say you’re an "excellent candidate" for the job. It’s a little more humble, yet still confident (in my way of thinking).

Here's what Liz's letter might look like with these suggestions implemented.

Improved Version of Liz's Cover Letter

Dear Recruiter,
Having recently earned my Bachelor degree of Commerce (B.Com – Human Resources) at the University of **, I would like to apply for the position of HR Administrator/Payroll Accountant at your firm. Currently I am working with ** as an Assistant Human Resources Officer.Taking initiative has always been my academic and career strength, along with:
  • Understanding responsibility.
  • Holding an intense work ethic.
  • Possessing social skills that build and maintain relations across and beyond the organization.
  • Striving to do my best in any situation to meet corporate objectives.

I believe my strengths, abilities and skills make me an excellent candidate for this job. I am extremely reliable, considerate, personable, and I am comfortable working with all personality types.

Thank you for taking the time to review my credentials. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss how my education, practical skills, and background qualify me to be a member of your company.

Please give me a call at 555-555-5555 and/or email me at XX.

Sincerely,
Liz XX

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