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How To Write A Cover Letter For Hr Administrators

I almost always hate form cover letters so this example caught me off guard. It's well written and I think it's really good.

Laurie sent me the following example of a cover letter that she wrote using her master cover letter template. Each time she uses the template to apply for a payroll / human resources job, she tailors it for the employer she's sending it to. Very smart!

Form Cover Letter Example for a Human Resources Professional

I made just one change to Laurie's cover letter (in the first paragraph), which I explain right after the letter. Take a look...

Dear Management Team:
Your advertisement for an accounting/human resource team member, appearing May 3 in the employment section of Craigslist, immediately attracted my attention because my previous work experience and recent education make me such a  good fit for your needs.

According to the advertisement, the position requires experience in performing payroll and HR functions for exempt and nonexempt employees in public and private sectors, along with office administration experience. With my background of bookkeeping and retail store management, I believe I have the experience and knowledge you seek. I have experience and education in both accounting and human resources. In addition, I have practical work experience in the construction industry.

Along with my work history, here are a few more qualifications I have to offer your company:

  • An Associate Technical Arts Degree in Accounting ( 2013), and an Associate Technical Arts Degree in Business Administration (2012); with
  • More than 10 years’ practical experience in retail bookkeeping, office, and management positions which include human resources and accounting responsibilities.
  • Extensive experience in effective and accurate data entry utilizing QuickBooks software as well as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and Publisher. Passed Microsoft Certification Exam for Excel 2010.
  • Experience utilizing Oracle accounting systems.
  • The ability to effectively follow existing procedures, as well as implement new ones.

I would like to discuss my qualifications and skills with you and answer any questions you have about my enclosed resume. I can be reached by phone any time at (222) 555-2222, either during or after regular business hours. Another convenient way to reach me is by e-mail: [email protected]

I’m looking forward to utilizing my experience and education in the payroll/human resource position with your company.

Sincerely,
Laurie

Why Not Say You're a "Perfect" Fit for the Job

Hello Laurie,
This is such a good form cover letter. Really well done! There’s just one thing I suggest changing — and some people might not agree with me on this. In the first paragraph I would change the word “perfect” to “good” so it reads: “a good fit for your needs.”

Somehow telling an employer that you’re the perfect fit seems presumptuous. I can almost hear the employer thinking, “Perfect fit, heh? Don’t tell me what’s perfect for me!” But “a good fit” seems okay.

Thank you so much for sharing your cover letter example with us. It’s really a good one!

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There are many things I like about this cover letter example for a Human Resources job. I also have some thoughts about how to make it better. Take a look at the letter that Liz wrote, then see my version, which has a few changes.

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Liz's First Cover Letter for a Human Resources Job

Dear Recruiter,
I am a young lady with a Bachelor degree of Commerce (B.Com – Human Resources) at the University of ** having graduated last spring. I am applying for the position of HR Administrator/Payroll Accountant. Currently I am working with ** as an Assistant Human Resources Officer.Taking initiatives has always been my academic and career focus. I certainly understand responsibility, hold an intense work ethic, possess social skills that can build and maintain relations across and beyond the organization and strive to do my best in any situation to meet corporate objectives.I believe my strength, abilities and skills make me a perfect fit for this job. I am extremely reliable, considerate, personable, and I am comfortable working with all personality types.Thank you for taking the time to review my credentials. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss how my education, practical skills, and background qualify me to be a member of your company.

Please give me a call at 555-555-5555 and/or email me at XX.

Sincerely,
Liz XX

My Thoughts About Liz's Sample Cover Letter

What I like best about Liz's cover letter is that it's short and has a natural flow. I feel like I sort of know her after reading it. That’s really nice!

Without going into a lot of detail, here are a few things that I think would improve this cover letter.

  • The opening sentence needs a little help. “I am a young lady” sounds old-fashioned and out of place here. I suggest deleting that phrase and reworking the sentence to make a smoother entrance to the rest of the letter.
  • The second paragraph has good stuff in it. I think it would be great to break it into bullet points with a short intro sentence at the beginning.
  • Don't say that you’re a "perfect fit" for the job. Let them decide that. You could say you’re an "excellent candidate" for the job. It’s a little more humble, yet still confident (in my way of thinking).

Here's what Liz's letter might look like with these suggestions implemented.

Improved Version of Liz's Cover Letter

Dear Recruiter,
Having recently earned my Bachelor degree of Commerce (B.Com – Human Resources) at the University of **, I would like to apply for the position of HR Administrator/Payroll Accountant at your firm. Currently I am working with ** as an Assistant Human Resources Officer.Taking initiative has always been my academic and career strength, along with:
  • Understanding responsibility.
  • Holding an intense work ethic.
  • Possessing social skills that build and maintain relations across and beyond the organization.
  • Striving to do my best in any situation to meet corporate objectives.

I believe my strengths, abilities and skills make me an excellent candidate for this job. I am extremely reliable, considerate, personable, and I am comfortable working with all personality types.

Thank you for taking the time to review my credentials. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss how my education, practical skills, and background qualify me to be a member of your company.

Please give me a call at 555-555-5555 and/or email me at XX.

Sincerely,
Liz XX

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