This cover letter is an example of a cover letter suited to a school leaver or graduate. Something like this would be used to apply for a first full-time job.

This cover letter is tailored for an application to work as a receptionist for fictional law firm Brown’s Legal.


This cover letter is tailored to respond to the following job description:

Brown’s Legal, Receptionist-

Brown's Legal is looking for a hard-working and reliable receptionist for their new practice in Kings Cross. Applicants must have good communication skills and be fluent in English (both spoken and written). They must be friendly and personable and well-presented as they will be the face of the company. A confident understanding of all Microsoft Office packages is essential as is the ability to work well in a high-pressured environment.

Responsibilities will include taking calls and organising appointments, meeting and greeting clients prior to their appointments and ensuring they receive the best possible customer service, booking meeting rooms, managing the post and generally managing front-of-house administration.

Applicants should forward a CV and cover letter to Helen Shaw by no later than 10th February.

Wherever something is underlined in blue, the candidate has made a reference to the job advertisement. This includes the job requirements and the tasks that the candidate will be expected to carry out. 

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