Your cover letter is your first chance to sell your skills and experience to an employer. This part should talk about how you are the best candidate for the job. In order to write an effective cover letter, you need to understand how to format it correctly and what information to include. The following is a sample cover letter template that you can use as a guide when writing your own
University of Uyo,
Akwa Ibom State.
APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANT LECTURER
With reference to Punch Newspaper Publication of 31st August, 2016. I hereby apply for employment in your reputable university as an assistant lecturer in the department of Banking and Finance.
I hold a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Accounting, Masters [M.Sc (Awaiting Result)] in Finance.
I have some years of working experience as an Administrative Assistant at Calabar Microfinance Bank Ltd; Calabar, an Accounts Officer with Mikado Nigeria Ltd; Lagos and an Accounts Officer with Excelsimo Networks Ltd; Lagos.
Equipped with my academic qualifications are: Certificate in Oracle, knowledge of Microsoft office packages and administration of QuickBooks Accounting software.
I have strong verbal communication and analytical skills, high personal integrity and ability to work with a team to achieve set goals.
Please, find attached my curriculum vitae and photocopies of my credentials. My original credentials will be made available to you at your earliest request.
Emem Ofonime Okon