||[Apr. 12th, 2007|08:54 pm]
The Question Club
I'm applying for a position within my company, and having a few doubts about the cover letter I've written. Could you please let me know what impression you get from it, and if there are any grammar issues, or any parts where it gets boring?
First, here's the email from our boss describing the position:
"The second opening is for a Content and Information Specialist (CIS). I'm especially excited to have this addition to the Communications Department.
The CIS will play an integral part in maintaining consistent information for our players across all mediums.
The CIS will also take over the template writing and revision duties from Harry. Harry will be focusing more on the backend of Kana to help us work more efficiently. The job description for CIS is attached."
Here's my cover letter:
Please consider this e-mail my application for the Content and Information
As you know, I am a writer, as well as a passionate "grammar hound." My ultimate career goal is to secure a position which involves as much writing and editing as possible.
From September 2005 to present, I have been taking night classes at BCIT to complete a Technical Writing Associate Certificate. Nothing makes me happier than writing, etymology, exploring vocabulary, editing grammar and spelling, and the almighty Microsoft Manual of Style.
Over the last year and 6 months I have completed Technical Writing courses including "Technical Editing and Grammar," "Writing for the Web," "Designing and Writing Online Help," and "Definitions, Instructions and Process Descriptions."
As for my writing accomplishments here at work; a few months ago, I wrote policy and procedure documents outlining cashier policy changes I'd suggested to Lawrence, and said documents were subsequently approved and implemented into the handbook.
I am also currently working on a Cheque FAQ document at Lawrence and Shen's request, in order to cover all the changes our cheque procedures have undergone due to our new Cheque Processor.
After reading the description of the position from your email, I'm confident that not only am I qualified to excel in this position, it almost exclusively involves the skills and knowledge I have been honing for the last year and a half. I would be absolutely thrilled for a shot at this position.
Thank you for your consideration, and please find my resume attached.