Dear Ms. Roundtree,
I saw the advertisement for a Bookbinder with University of California Berkeley and I am writing to apply for this position.
I have three years of experience working as a Bookbinder with a well-established company in my area. During this time, I gained a lot of experience learning the procedures and working with the materials used in bookbinding. I know how to cut and fold printed sheets to keep them in order while forming the pages of the book. I have experience working with the glues, hand tools and machinery used in binding books.
I have experience repairing damaged and worn books with the ability to produce the highest quality reproduction possible. I also have experience adding decorations, grooving and other modern touches to the bindings when requested. I have excellent hand-eye coordination and perfect eyesight.
I have outstanding interpersonal skills and I have the ability to explain the art of bookbinding to fellow workers and to visitors if needed. I always keep an upbeat attitude and I have the ability to meet tight deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment.
I also have the ability to keep cost under control while maintaining quality and the ability to follow the directions and rules set forth by the company. My enclosed resume contains all the details of my work history, skills and experience. I am sure that I have the ability to be a great addition to your company.
You can reach me by calling (555)-555-5555 and I look forward to discussing the details of this job with you in person.