Almost Perfect Cover Letter Sample for Trainee

This cover letter sample reads like a good story. I found myself completely drawn in by the prose and quickly informed by the bullet points. I think an employer will, too. See what you think.

A Cover Letter Sample That Tells a Story

Here's a sample cover letter that Cindy (not her real name) sent me, asking for my advice. As you'll see in my comments below, I love it.

Dear Ms. AA,

My interest in your organization comes from the focus of your work on automated driving. My education and work experience makes me a fully qualified candidate for the trainee program YY.

Since I was a child, I've wondered how things work. It wasn't enough for me to know that a car needs gas. I was urged by my passion for technology to understand why gas is needed. With that same passion, I later translated from German to Romanian two repair manuals: one for Volkswagen Golf and one for Ford Fiesta. These manuals are still available on the Romanian market. It was a great way to extend my knowledge and today I can say I am able to diagnose and fix my car on my own. It was also the experience from which I have learned more information about industry standards like ZZ.

As a student, I worked as a Call Center Assistant for an IBM project. My job was to create and update client databases. It was a great opportunity for me to improve my German and English skills, as those were the languages used on the job. Team spirit, communication skills and strong interpersonal skills were a must and I proved that I was the perfect person for that job. I saw that project through from start to finish, and, as far as I know, IBM is still using the databases I created.

After I graduated from the University of Iasi with a degree in psychology, I was offered a job as Translator at a construction firm in Germany. In three months, I received a promotion to Human Resources Assistant and after one year I was promoted to HR Officer.

I have now gained experience in:

  • Managing personnel records.
  • Designing, implementing and evaluating personnel policies.
  • Administering payroll
  • Maintaining employee records.

My great success was to design a macro in Microsoft Excel for use in all audit reports that reduced the completion time of each report by 50% and increased accuracy by 100%. I strongly believe that this success proves that I am a creative and solutions-oriented person.

As you can see from my professional background, Human Resources and Technology are my main areas of interest. Working for XX is my aspiration. The dynamic work environment of a global player in the automotive industry is the perfect match for me.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you about this employment opportunity.

Sincerely,
Cindy XX

It's Not a Perfect Cover Letter... But It's Pretty Darn Good!

Hello Cindy,
I'm so glad you shared this cover letter sample with us. It's excellent! The whole thing is so engaging even though it's a little longer than I suggest for most cover letters.

By the time I finished reading your letter, I felt I sort of knew you and I'd have something to easily talk about in an interview with you. I think that's how an employer will feel when he or she reads it.

Of course, a long personal story like this won't work for all job seekers. But having a truly personal letter does (which is what I've been preaching all along). So it's worth the effort to create a letter that's unique, which is what you did with yours.

This is one of the best cover letter samples we've gotten yet from our readers! Thank you so much for sharing it here.

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