Sample Letter of Application

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P.O. Box 2010, Springfield College
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109
July 24, 2017

Mr. Paul Phillips
General Manager
Healthy You Fitness, Inc.
3346 Main Street
Dustin, CO 33404

Dear Mr. Phillips,

I have been interested in working for Healthy You Fitness for some time now because I consider it the premier fitness training facility in the Denver area. My goal is to work in a highly professional environment where every member is valued and the focus is on helping each person achieve his or her individual fitness goals. I believe I possess the skills and experiences you are looking for in the personal trainers you hire to be a part of your team.

I have recently completed my Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at Springfield College and have become a certified personal trainer (ACE). Through my internship at HealthTrax I gained confidence in my ability to create and lead group exercise classes and to design individualized fitness programs for members. I initiated a new exercise class entitled Power Up, an upper body strengthening program. I assisted in designing and marketing the class and taught it three times per week. Interest in the class grew by word of mouth and the class size doubled within the first three months. I possess excellent interpersonal skills which allow me to develop positive rapport with members by listening to their needs and concerns, and encouraging them through each stage of their program. My strong communication skills not only impact club members, but colleagues, visitors, and student interns as well.

My studies in Exercise Science have given me a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, management concepts in sport and fitness settings, worksite wellness, fitness assessment and prescription, and stress testing. I have also taken courses related to fitness for special populations including the elderly and the disabled. Through my coursework and fieldwork experiences, I feel very competently trained to work with members of all ages and fitness levels. I enjoy continual learning and will take advantage of educational opportunities to stay current with new trends and research in the Exercise Science field so that I can best serve the member of Healthy You Fitness.

Thank you for considering me for a position at Healthy You Fitness. As a reliable and energetic new
professional, I will bring strong fitness training skills and a positive attitude to your staff. I will contact you within two weeks to confirm your receipt of my application materials and to learn more about your timeline for hiring. If you wish to reach me you can contact me at (413) 555-5467 or sallen@springfieldcollege.edu. I look forward to the opportunity to interview for this position.

Sincerely,

Samantha Allen

Samantha Allen


Sample Letter of Application

126 Ages Road
Oxford, CT 06478
July 13, 2017

Dr. Gary M. Wells Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
232 Williams Street, P.O. Box 789
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Dear Dr. Wells,

As a School Counselor I am a firm believer in advocating for students and creating a community atmosphere where children can learn and grow in a supportive environment. While reviewing the Connecticut Education Association website, I learned of the Guidance Counseling position opening in your school district. I am very interested in the current grade 6-school counselor position, and would welcome the opportunity to become an active member of Glastonbury’s developmental guidance program.

Through my School Counseling experience I have had the opportunity to utilize my education in developmental guidance in working with students, parents, teachers, and administrators as part of a collaborative team. I have been working with children and families for the past nine years. From summer camp counseling, to after school programs, to practicum experiences, I have found working with children to be an extremely educational and rewarding experience.

One of my key to successes had been my ability to multitask. As a school counselor it is essential to be able to manage several tasks at once. I have demonstrated this trait through many experiences, but one I am particularly proud of is the production of two theatre performances I produced during my practicum. In addition to carrying a full caseload of students, I utilized my teamwork attitude, exceptional organizational and time management skills, and patience to produce two fantastic performances of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Peter Pan.

Given the opportunity to join your team I will bring an optimistic yet realistic attitude with a dedication to student education and success. I feel that the knowledge I have gained from my educational background as well as my experiences working with people will allow me to make a positive contribution to your school. Thank you for reviewing my qualifications. I can be reached at (413) 555-5555 or jcross@springfieldcollege.edu. I look forward to interviewing with you.

Sincerely,

Jane Cross

Jane Cross


Sample Letter of Inquiry

1215 Maple Road
Orleans, NH 03044
May 30, 2017

Ms. Maria Shea
Rehabilitation Manager
Essex Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
265 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915

Dear Ms. Shea,

As I begin my career as an Occupational Therapist, my goal is to affiliate with a dynamic sub-acute and long term care facility whose mission is to increase the independence and quality of life of their clients. Ms. Ann Aberin, a HealthBridge Management Talent Recruiter, who attended the recent Springfield College Job Fair, encouraged me to contact you.

In browsing Essex Park’s home page, I was very impressed by its specialized programs, experienced and dedicated staff, and commitment to high quality care. My clinical internships, encompassing the complex medical, cognitive, and orthopedic diagnoses of a sub-acute skilled nursing facility and the focused musculoskeletal injuries of an outpatient rehabilitation clinic, provide a broad background well suited for Essex Park’s clinical rehabilitation needs. In addition, previous experience teaching yoga and providing therapeutic massage at a health spa, and training in the Feldenkrais method, bring to my Occupational Therapy practice communication, education, and client rapport skills.

Over the past year, while preparing for the national board exam and obtaining a license to practice, I have managed the daily care of an elderly family member with dementia. During this time, I introduced a daily reminder journal, established a regular walking routine, improved nutrition and normalized body weight, and increased participation in personal hygiene, cooking, and enjoyed activities. This experience not only reinforced my interest in working with the elderly, but has broadened my awareness of both professional and family-centered issues of this population.

I would welcome the opportunity for an interview and to further discuss my qualifications for an Occupational Therapy position with Essex Park. I am be reached at (413)545-5388 or JJohnston3@springfieldcollege.edu and I will contact you within the week to verify receipt of my resume. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Janelle Johnston

Janelle Johnston


Sample Letter of Referral

1411 South Boulevard, #3
Hartford, CT 06117
June 1, 2017

Mr. Tom Foley
Youth Services Director
Riverside Family Services
888 Elm Street
Riverside, CT 94606

Dear Mr. Foley,

During recent conversations with my advisor, Dr. Marjorie Marcotte, I learned about the Youth Counselor Internship. As a junior Psychology major at Springfield College, I am very interested in developing skills to work effectively with high-risk adolescents. After graduation, I wish to pursue a career in social services working with a similar population.

My coursework and summer work experience have prepared me well for this internship opportunity. I have taken several courses in the areas of child and adolescent development and counseling in multicultural environments. In addition, my volunteer experience has afforded me exposure to societal issues regarding poverty, homelessness, and the effects that drug use and alcohol abuse have on the whole family. I feel passionate about my career choice where I will be able to provide services, education, and hope to young people who have lived in difficult family situations. This past summer I worked at Windsor Hills Camp in Portland, Oregon, where I was the Activity Coordinator. I learned valuable skills in supervising youth, coordinating a daily schedule of activities, and working as a part of a team in order to provide a safe and fun environment. Providing a variety of structured activities as well as opportunities for creative, free play was the key to our success with the camp participants.

Through the Partner’s Program at Springfield College, I had a very rewarding experience tutoring a third grade student from a level four inner-city elementary school who struggled with reading. Not only do I feel that I made a positive impact on this student academically, but socially as well. After tutoring sessions, the program allowed tutors to interact recreationally with the children and take them to dinner in the campus dining hall. I enjoyed building the rapport with this student to increase both his literacy skills and college awareness. I am eager to use these skills to assist the children in your program, and I am extremely interested in learning from your dedicated staff of counselors and assistants.

Thank you for considering me for the Youth Counselor Intern position. I am available at your convenience to meet for an interview.

Sincerely,

John Newbury

John Newbury


Sample Cover Letter

134 Spring Street
Burlingame, MA 01985
July 5, 2017

Mr. Mark McKensie
Director, Human Resources
Well Flow Inc.
188 Flower Street
Meriden, CT 06457

Dear Mr. McKensie,

I am writing to express my interest in the International Marketing position open at Well Flow Inc. I am very familiar with your products, and would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about how I could help increase your international market share. Janna Dooley, the Senior Direct Marketing Associate for Well Flow Inc., recommended that I contact you directly about this position. Jana and I have worked closely in the industry for many years, and thought that it would be an excellent match for Well Flow Inc.

My extensive experience marketing similar products internationally has given me an overall knowledge of the business, directly applicable to your interest in increasing sales abroad. In my previous position as International Marketing Manager with InfoTech, I successfully increased our revenue in each of my territories by over 40% within my first year. In the six years I spent at InfoTech, I helped to establish a market share in an additional ten countries, while increasing revenue and profits in all locations.

I am confident that I am an excellent candidate for this position, and would very much like the opportunity to meet with you discuss what I have to offer Well Flow, Inc. If you wish to reach me you can contact me at (413) 435-9758 or Jarmour@comcast.net. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

John Armour

John Armour