Sample cover letter for Full Time position at Apple
To whom it may concern,
I am a Junior and Business Administration major seeking work experience. My family and I have been dedicated customers of Apple since 1992 and we’ve been convincing people to hop on the “Apple train” ever since. I’d love to bring my enthusiasm as well as creative, organizational and people skills to Apple and I hope to be invited for an interview.
As a student and employee of ________ University, I’ve learned how to be flexible, work together with others as a team, and independently, in a fast-paced and changing environment. I am currently employed as the student assistant to the Dr. ____________, Chairperson to _________ University Department of Music. My experience in the Department of Music has improved my ability think and act quickly and efficiently, as well as multitask.
I am eager to learn, hard-working, and self motivated and I am confident that I can offer the qualities the you seek in a member of the Apple Creative team. I would like the opportunity to have an interview and share more about my background and the skills I could bring to Apple. Please feel free to contact me at 555-555-5555 to arrange an interview. I hope you consider me for this position. Thank you for your time.
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It's safe to say that many job seekers dread writing cover letters.
And, as it turns out, most hiring managers think they're a waste of everyone's time.
"Cover letters have got to die," Rachel Bitte, chief people officer at recruiting software company Jobvite, tells Business Insider. "They're already starting to die. They're on their way out. Let's just cut them out and be done with it."
So what's with all the hate for this one aspect of the job application process?
Bitte, who has over 20 years of HR experience at companies like Apple and Intuit, says that cover letters should be cut because they often contain redundant or useless information.
She says they're also often an ineffective measure of whether or not someone sincerely wants to work at an organization.
What's more, they're yet another task for already busy job seekers to tackle.
"I wish that candidates would not even bother to spend their time and energy on them," she says.
According to Jobvite's 2017 job seeker survey, only 26% of recruiters surveyed said they consider cover letters to be important when it comes to making hiring decisions.
And the push against cover letters seems to be taking hold with some job seekers, too. The same Jobvite report, which surveyed 2,000 US job seekers, found that only 47% of applicants even submitted a cover letter with their most recent job application.
Ultimately, Bitte says it's up to companies and recruiters to stop asking for cover letters. Otherwise, there will always be job candidates who will take the time to write them up, just to be safe.
"They've just got to go," Bitte says.