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Sample Cover Letter

your address

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1822 Magnolia Ave
Fountain Valley, CA 92222
September 18, 2008

who you are writing to red arrow
Mr. John Jacobs
Human Resources
Streamline Aerospace Engineering, Inc.
3301 E. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 98888

identify your objective

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Dear Mr. Jacobs,

I am seeking a drafting position with a high technology aerospace engineering company.  From researching your firm, I became aware that you have a training program for drafting and engineers and would appreciate the opportunity to discuss it with you further.

refer to your resume...
point out qualifications and special interests
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As you will note from the enclosed resume, I have majored in engineering designs and have participated in many research projects. My drafting/engineering background has prepared me to motivate people in a technical environment.
arrange for an interview red arrow
I would like to learn more about your trainee position, and I will contact your office the week of Sept. 30th to arrange an appointment at your convenience. Thank you for your time.

John Jacobs signature
John Jacobs



Kaye McDonald
Career Placement Officer

T: 949-451-5431 (Career Center)
T: 949-451-5250 (job line for Employers)

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