First Cover Letter Written

January 20, 2011
Dr. Terry E. Johnson
Director of Human Resources
Merit Corporation
1640 Franklin Place, Washington DC 20041

Dear Dr. Terry E. Johnson,

This letter is in reference to your advertisement in The New York Times on January 15th, 2011 for the consideration of the human resources representative position offered at Merit Corporation.

I believe I have the necessary skills and abilities for this position.  My past experiences with children ranging from different age groups have taught me to be patient, kind, and understanding.  I have acquired a high level of concentration and diligence which has helped me achieve a strong academic record at Valley Stream Central High School, reflecting my commitment to succeed.  Rigorous courses such as the college level accounting course and business management have provided me with a vast amount of knowledge in the field of business.  In addition, learning Chinese and Spanish has greatly expanded my knowledge of cultures and languages.   This will surely be an asset to a corporation with international interests.

Through my many leadership positions for school clubs and activities, I have developed a sense of responsibility, interpersonal skills and the ability to contribute to teamwork.  As the founder and President of both the Christian Seekers Club and Invisible Children, I have successfully brought together groups of peers with the same interests, faith, and cause.   I am also the Vice President of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, Secretary of the Future Business Leaders of America, and I have received high honors in music.  With my background in leadership, business and music, I am confident that I can make a profound contribution to Merit Corporation.

Enclosed is my resume for your review.  I am enthusiastic about the position and I look forward to meeting with you.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,
Brettany Tu

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