Young Professional / New Graduate Cover Letter

By Deborah Wile Dib

From 'Cover Letter Magic' by Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark

Angelique Tarakas

Permanent Residence
Freedom Quad, P.O. Box 0021
University at Albany, Albany, NY 12222

Current Residence:
45 Sloane Drive, Great Neck, NY 11702


April 21, 2009

Mr. William Cousins
Director of Human Resources, Chase
25 Park Avenue New York, NY 10101

Dear Mr. Cousins:
You advertised for an entry-level Financial Analyst in Sunday's New York Times. As a soon-to-be graduate university senior majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems Management, my qualifications should meet your requirements.

Taking initiative has always been my academic and career focus. I certainly understand responsibility, hold an intense work ethic, and strive to do my best in any situation. During four years of work and internship experiences, I have enthusiastically sought challenging projects and have made strong contributions not normally expected of an intern. Highlights include the following

  • The development of an Access to Excel migration spreadsheet that organized a company-wide PC inventory system for MedFlo instruments.
  • The creation of an Excel spreadsheet that permitted MedFlo to implement more rapid vendor payment.
  • The successful learning and selling of high-profit liability coverage while an intern at Budget Rent-a-Car (normally done only by experienced sales force).
  • The planning and implementation of a large warehouse document relocation project for Symbol Technologie
  • The fulfillment of positions as a Vice President of Finance and Community Service Coordinator for Pi Sigma Epsilon, Professional Sales and Marketing Fraternity.
  • The attainment and successful performance of Teacher Assistant positions for two educators.

A demanding course load, multiple campus leadership positions, challenging internships, and a variety of work experiences have prepared me for the rigors of an entry-level Financial Analyst's position at Chase. My technical and business background is balanced by courses in art and the humanities, creating the ability to grasp business and technology needs as well as the skills to think past the obvious aspects of a situation. I have an intense interest in pursuing and overcoming difficult challenges, I work hard, and I have the drive to make a difference.

I'd like to meet and discuss the ways in which I can contribute my experience and energy to Chase. I can be reached at my academic address via phone or e-mail and look forward to speaking with you.


Angelique Tarakas

Enclosure: resume in traditional and computer-scannable versions

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Excerpted from Cover Letter Magic by Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark. Excerpted by permission of Jist Publishing. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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December 15 2009 at 5:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Can't think of a better choice for a young professional or recent graduate! You get to work for yourself and enjoy what you do! Set your own schedule! Meet lots of great people doing the same thing. Travel all around at really cheap rates! Help others to do the same and have your own thriving business! Be determined that this year will be different than last year!

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