For first time job seekers, here is a general sample of a formal cover letter for your job application. Depending on the position you are applying for and the company you want to be employed, an ideal cover letter should fit your aim.
10th June 2008
Human Resource Department Head
Las Vegas Museum
(555) 987 1333
Dear Mr. Jackson:
I saw your ad in the Metro Daily Newspaper that you are looking for a curator for your museum. Therefore I am responding to the ad and I would like to express my sincerest interest to apply for the curator position in the Las Vegas Museum.
I am currently taking up Master in Library and Information Science major in museums. In my past work experiences, I was a curator in an old university here in the United States for two years. My first work after finishing my undergraduate studies was archives and records administration head. I am confident that these past working experiences of mine are excellent preparation for the job as curator in the Las Vegas Museum.
Please review my attached curriculum vitae and certificates. I will be looking forward to your positive response. Thank you.
Very truly yours,