Online job postings are some of the most popular ways of searching for jobs, but simply submitting your résumé to a résumé data bank is typically not enough to get you hired. Sending a cover letter announcing your qualifications and your contact information will make a significantly greater impact toward getting the job.
Cover letters for online job postings can be submitted in e-mail form, and consist of the main text of the e-mail. The following is a sample e-mail response to an online job posting:
________________________________________________From: Jonathan Edwards [email@example.com] To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Administrator/mgmnt/mktg/acctg/planning/personnel
Dear Ms. ______________:
I am responding to your job listing on CareerBuilder.com for a law firm legal administrator. I wrote to you on (date) about the law firm administrator position in the __________ metropolitan area. I have included another résumé detailing my employment history and educational background. I am extremely interested in this position.
During the last ten years, I have been a legal administrator for two law firms, each with twenty-five attorneys. Also, I have been a law firm consultant for the past two years. Before my law firm experience, I was a medical administrator for more than five years. I believe that all of my experience will allow me to successfully manage this position for the law firm. I have the marketing, management, accounting/budgeting, financial planning, computer, personnel, and people skills that will have an extremely positive effect on this law firm.
I will be in the ____________ area later this month, so hopefully, we can get together at that time to discuss the position. I look forward to hearing from you, Ms. _________, about this position. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Sincerely,Jonathan Edwards (212) 555-5555 email@example.com