Sample Paragraphs

Sample First Paragraph sentences
• I am writing in response to your advertisement for a trainee accountant, included in the ‘Careers Vacancy Newsletter’, published by the Careers Service, National College of Ireland.
• I would like to apply for the position of xxx as advertised in xx and have attached my CV for your perusal.
• I am writing to apply for the position of xxx as advertised in xxx.
• Please accept the enclosed resume as my application for the position of xx.
• I am writing to enquire if you have a vacancy in your audit/finance department for which I might be considered.
• In reply to your advertisement for a xxxx in today’s xxxxx newspaper, I enclose a copy of my CV.
• I would like to apply for the position of “XXXX” with XXXX and have attached my CV for your attention.
• I am writing to ask if there is a possibility of work in your xxxx department.
• I am writing to enquire about the possibility of joining your company on a work placement for a period of 3 months.

Sample Second Paragraph sentences
• My interest in Financial Accounting/Management Accounting/Taxation developed over several years, specifically through my degree course and internship in xxx where I gained a valuable insight into xxxx.
• My experience to date has included exposure to xxx and a valuable insight into xxx. This work experience together with xxx has confirmed my interest in xxxx
• My current work as xxxxx for xxxxxxxx has given me firsthand experience in the challenges associated with the development and implementation of xxxxxxx. In addition, I have excellent xxxx and communication skills, as demonstrated by my successful experience in xxxxxxx. This background, combined with xxxxxxx, has given me an understanding of xxxxx that would be particularly valuable in meeting the responsibilities of this position, as described in your advertisement.
• XXX recommended that I contact you. She described your firm as a xxxx in which I would gain exposure to the full range of Human Resource Issues such as xxx . I am about to graduate and would be very interested in speaking with you about xxx
• My interest in Human Resources/ Training/ Recruitment has developed over several years, specifically through my degree course and internship in xxx where I gained a valuable insight into xxxx .
• I feel that xxx is the type of firm in which I would like to work and that I would bring skills in teamworking, communication and attention to detail.
• Your company appeals to me for a number of reasons. I am drawn to the size of the firm, as I feel it would give me the opportunity to work with a diverse range of clients and on a broad range of issues. I was also incredibly impressed with the representatives I met at the Careers Fair.
• During my work experience I have had the opportunity to xxxx, gain exposure to xxx and a valuable insight into xxx. This work experience together with xxx has confirmed my interest in xxxx
• I am aware of XXXX as a group, and I note from your website that xxxx
• I would welcome the opportunity to join a prestigious, international company like xxxxx.
• I am committed to pursuing a career in Human Resources.
• XXX as an organisation appeals to me for a number of reasons. I am committed to pursuing a career within Human Resources and I feel that working with xxx I will gain exposure to xxxxx
• My work experience and studies have helped me gain an incite into how I want to use my xx degree. I feel that xxx is the type of firm in which I would like to work and that I would bring relevant skills, interests and great enthusiasm.

Sample Third Paragraph Sentences
• I believe that the skills I have gained from xxx, which include skills in dealing with customers, problem solving, using professional judgment, working effectively in a team and being able to work independently would benefit your company.
• I am hardworking, self motivated and reliable. I have a proven track record within xxxxxxxxxxx and have concrete skills in the areas of administration, time management, attention to detail, meeting deadlines and flexibility.
• I have xx years experience gained from within xxxxxx. This is a broad role that involves dealing with the full range of xxxxxxx.
• My work experience together with my extracurricular activities have given me the ability to work effectively as part of a team, to adapt to new situations quickly and xxxx
• I believe that the skills I have gained from xxx, which include dealing with clients, working to tight deadlines, responsibility for a budget and managing people would qualify me for a position as xxxx.
• While working toward my degree, I was employed as xxxxx where I developed skills in xxx. I have a strong academic background in xxx.
• My work experience together with xxx has given me the ability to adapt quickly to new situations. In addition to developing my writing abilities, I gained broad experience in xxxxx.
• I have xxx years experience of xxxx.
• I am familiar with the following software languages: xxxx
• As well as speaking fluent English, I have a working knowledge of Spanish and a reading knowledge of German.

Sample Fourth Paragraph Sentences
• I will make myself available for interview at your convenience.
• I would welcome the opportunity to meet you and to further discuss your requirements.
• I hope my details are of interest and will call you to answer any questions you may have. In the meantime please do not hesitate to contact me on XXXX
• I have enclosed a copy of my CV for your review. I very much appreciate your time and consideration, and I hope to hear from you in the near future.
• I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to meet with you and I look forward to speaking with you in due course.
• I look forward to speaking with you in due course. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further details.
• Thank you for your consideration. I will be available from the end of June.
• I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss this position and my qualifications in more detail and look forward to hearing from you soon.
• I will complete my exams at the end of April and will be available to begin employment in early May.
• I hope that, after reviewing my CV, you will consider me for xxxxx. I look forward to receiving your reply.
• I am available for interview at any time and I look forward to discussing this opportunity further.

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