Hello!

I keep writting cover letters... In every case I have to modify some things depending on the job, but I use the other corrections I have already got from this web (Thank you again). Can please take a look again at this cover letter just to be sure that it is gramatically correct. Any other piece of advice is wellcome.

Thank you very much!

Centralita

My address

Human Resources,

University of Mainz,

Germany

July 16, 2005

Re: Application for a Position as Research Associate at Mainzer Center.

Dear Sir of Madam,

I am writing in response to your recent advertisement for a Research Associate found in your website. Confidently believing that I match the profile you are looking for, I would like to apply for this position. Attached please find my curriculum vitae for your consideration

I studied law at the University of Paris (France), where I graduated in 1999. Currently I am a criminal law researcher at the University of Hammburg (Germany). At the moment, I am working on my PhD on “trade-off in duress and necessity situations” concerning German and Spanish Law. My doctoral examination is scheduled for October 2005. My research work has been financially supported by various research fellowships and five times awarded. I belong to a wide French research group headed by professors at different Universities in France and promoted by several institutions. This group maintains extensive relationships with other professors and researchers all over the World. Due to my membership in this group, I had the opportunity to research at the Universities of Toulouse (France), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Hamburg (Germany) aimed at obtaining my doctorate in Criminal Law under the direction of Prof. Dr. Mr. Heinz (University of Waldorf) and Prof. Dr. Mr. Rodriguez Rabanos (University of Pasamaneria).

As well as having relevant knowledge and experience, I believe I possess the personal qualities that you ask for in your advertisement. I have excellent communication and organizational skills. During the course of my PhD I have developed my skills to present results clear and concisely. I cooperate as a volunteer at the UNESCO Office in the region of Catalugna (Spain), at the European Law Students' Association, at the Association for Future Education and at the Asociacion Argentina de Ciencias Penales (Argentine Association for Criminal Sciences). Therefore, I consider myself to be well suited for this position.

I am very interested in this position. It would be a great pleasure to work at the Mainzer Center at the University of Mainz and I am confident I would make a substantial and meaningful contribution to a constructive and debating atmosphere. I look forward to hearing from you about meeting for an interview at your convenience.

Sincerely,

Centralita

Enclosure: Resume
Here are a few corrections (in blue) that you might want to consider. Please await other opinions.

Dear Sir of Madam,

I am writing in response to your recent advertisement for a Research Associate. Confident that I match your published profile, I would like to apply for this position. Attached, please find my curriculum vitae for your consideration.

I studied law at the University of Paris, France, where I graduated in 1999. Currently I am a criminal law researcher at the University of Hamburg [sp?], Germany. At the moment, I am pursuing my PhD on “trade-off in duress and necessity situations” concerning German and Spanish Law. My doctoral examination is scheduled for October 2005. Various research fellowships have financially supported my work five times. I belong to a French research group headed by professors from different universities in France and promoted by several institutions. This group maintains extensive relationships with other professors and researchers from around the world. Because of my membership in this group, I have had the opportunity to visit the universities of Toulouse, France, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Hamburg, Germany, and do research for my doctorate in Criminal Law, under the direction of Professor Heinz , PhD (University of Waldorf) and Professor Rodriguez Rabanos, PhD (University of Pasamaneria).

As well as having relevant knowledge and experience, I believe I possess the personal qualities that you ask for in your advertisement. I have excellent communication and organizational skills. During the course of my PhD I have developed my skills in presenting results clearly and concisely. I cooperate as a volunteer at the UNESCO Office in the region of Catalugna, Spain, at the European Law Students' Association, at the Association for Future Education and at the Asociacion Argentina de Ciencias Penales (Argentine Association for Criminal Sciences). Therefore, I consider myself to be well suited for this position.

I am very interested in this position. It would be a great pleasure to work at the Mainzer Center at the University of Mainz and I am confident I would make a substantial and meaningful contribution to a constructive and debating atmosphere. I look forward to hearing from you about meeting for an interview at your convenience.
Thank you for the correction. There is only one little thing that I would like to ditinguish in the letter: I have been several times fellow and, separately, I have got five awards in researching. I think it is not correctly expressed in the correction, as it mixes both. Could you please propose another sentence (-s) that would show it clearly?

Thank you again,

Centralita
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Hi Centralita,

Okay. The phrase could be written, '...and it has been awarded five times'. That should clear up the possibility of readers misconstruing the meaning. (Maybe I'm the only one who might have done so.)

And good luck on the venture.
Hi there,

I need help and I need it pronto. How do I write a cover letter for a friend, (he doesn't speak English) who is applying for a post of an architect? I feel silly for asking but, what else can I do. I'm 22, I didn't need to learn how to write a cover letter till now.

Thank U in advance