Dear Ms. Bronson,
I am writing to apply for the posting as a Human Resource Assistant with your company. I feel that with my particular combination of academic background and practical experience, I am the ideal candidate for this job. Please find enclosed my resume and a list of individuals who will vouch for my professional abilities.
I hold a two-year college diploma in Human Resource Management, and graduated with a straight-A average. I subsequently worked for three years in HR administration at Innovation Interactive, Inc. At this job it was my responsibility to create and maintain employee files, and to orient new employees to the company benefits package. I also counselled employees on issues surrounding plan coverage and eligibility, and addresses claims concerns.
In addition to duties surrounding pay and benefits, I also participated in special project work and provided ongoing support to a number of HR programs such as employee computer purchase grants and the annual flu shot clinic.
You will be looking for a candidate who has a mastery of software such as the Microsoft Office suite, and experience using a human resource information system (HRIS.) I am a wizard with word processing and spreadsheets, and I have always been comfortable working with computers. My superior data entry skills and attention to detail allow me to get a lot of work done, accurately, in a short period of time. I can prioritize, organize, and just plain get your job done on time, every time.
Could we meet to speak at greater length about my qualifications for the job? Please call me at (555)-555-5555.