is where you tie yourself to the specific position and tell the employer why you
would make a good match. It is important that you sell yourself here so the
employer will be interested in reading your resume. Talk about your education,
related experience, skills and abilities, and the personal characteristics which
make you well-suited to the job. When writing the body of the cover letter, use
words mentioned in the job description or ad. This will reinforce that you have
the skills and experience that the employer is seeking. Finally, when describing
your related experience, remember that projects you worked on in school or
duties that you carried out while involved with a club or team count as well.
have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in psychology which has provided me with a rich
knowledge base directly related to this position, and I have also completed a
course in Volunteer Management through the Volunteer Centre of Winnipeg. This
has acquainted me with the principles of volunteer recruitment, supervision, and
evaluation. I have considerable experience in working with young women in a
helping capacity, both through my position as a peer counsellor at the
University of Manitoba, and as a camp counsellor for behaviourally troubled
adolescents. I also have experience in individual counselling, facilitating
discussion groups, and teaching young people about health issues - all of which
relate directly to the services which I would be training volunteers to provide
within your organization.
my education and experience, I have developed strong supervisory and leadership
skills, excellent communication skills, and solid counselling skills. In
addition, I thoroughly enjoy working with young people, and can easily establish
rapport with them. I would bring dedication and commitment to the position.