Below is my draft of cover letter for the position of research officer. Before starting your critique, please note that some information in the letter may be fictional.
#xx-xxx xxxxxxxx xxxx xxxxxx x
4 September 2009
Ms Xxxx Xxxxx Xxxx
Office of Human Resources
Institute for Infocomm Research
1 Fusionopolis Way
#21-01 Connexis South Tower
Dear Ms Xxxx
Application for Post of Research Officer
I refer to your advertisement posted on the website JobsDB.com on August 31st, 2009 (Job Reference Number: 12R/R/290809/01) on the position of Research Officer in the field of Radio Frequency and Antenna Design.
I am a fresh graduate with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with 1st Class Honors degree from National University of Singapore, with Telecommunications as my specialization track. Thus, I am well equipped and confident with hands-on skills and knowledge in the field of radio frequency and antenna design through courses that I had taken in university. In addition, I am proficient in several computer programming languages such as C, C++ and MATLAB. Moreover, I am also very familiar with softwares used in electrical engineering, such as LabVIEW, PSPICE and OrCAD.
Besides having all relevant skills and knowledge, I am regarded as committed and focused overachiever, as well as a quick learner by peers and mentors. Furthermore, I am capable of working independently, as shown in the intensive training I had received in university. In addition, I am a proven team player and have no problem mixing around with people from different cultural backgrounds.
I am aware that Institute for Infocomm Research is a well established research institute in Singapore and had won several awards in recent years. I would like to be a part of institute and contribute to the progress and achievements of your institution.
I feel certain my strong initiative and commitment to excellence, coupled with impressive knowledge and skills in this field will be an immediate valuable asset to Institute for Infocomm Research. Should you acknowledge after reviewing enclosed resume, I would welcome an opportunity of a meeting to further discuss your needs and my ability to meet them. I can be contacted through +65-xxxx-xxxx and/or xxxxxx_xxxxxxxX@xxxxxxx.xxx.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration. I hope to hear positive response from you soon.