Whether you’re an early school leaver, a graduate or a tertiary graduate, this cover letter demonstrates the kind of things you need to address when you’re applying for an advertised job, but you don’t have any formal (paid) work experience.
A good cover letter should include:
- Your name, email address and phone number at the top of the page on the right
- The name of the business and the contact person’s full name on the left
- A reference line (e.g., “Re: Application for Administration Assistant position”)
- An address to the reader directly (e.g., “Dear Mr. Moyle” – don’t use “To whom it may concern”)
- An opening statement that briefly introduces you to the reader
- A main body that highlights qualities and characteristics you have that are relevant to the job
- A closing paragraph asking to arrange an interview
EMAIL SUBJECT: Computer Science / IT Internship
Dear Mr. Broadus:
This message is in regards to my interest in applying for Computer Science / IT Internship advertised on www.khabza.com. Since my degree requires hands-on experience in real time IT / Computer Science I chose XYZ Company because of its excellent reputation in computer world.
I am among the top three students of my class, as far as academics are concerned, and have a full grasp on the programming, applications, databases and networks. During my education, I have had ample opportunities to put my education into practice by doing computer science projects for class.
I am enclosing a copy of my resume outlining my academic achievement. I am available to relocate in any time to join your team for a internship.
I welcome the opportunity to talk about this exciting opportunity. I will call your office next week to further
discuss an internship.
Please contact me if you require additional information.
I look forward to speaking with you soon