I find that people learn better by looking at an example. It is difficult to pick a profession where most people understand. Some of the ones I came up with were CFO , administrative assistant and a project manager . (You can see the samples by clicking on the link on each of the profession.) But all these are frankly, boring. So I thought maybe something a bit more fun for this dry subject. I am a fan of Harry Potter and this is a cover letter written by Severus Snape (before he became a Professor at Hogwarts) to Lord Voldemort applying to be a Death Eater. My explanations are highlighted in yellow .
Dear Lord Voldemort;
( Writing to a specific person )
A proven track record in potion making, spell casting especially in hexes and curses and a talented duellist is the background I’ll bring to your Death Eater position.
( Strong opening sentence appealing to the requirements of the job ).
Allow me to highlight my strengths: