Hello,

I put my resumé on a Canadian Jobseekers website. It also needed a cover letter, but I don't know if everything I wrote is oké (like grammar or just the words itself). It's a very hard to write such a cover letter, because it's not addressed to anyone and all kinds of companies/recruiters can read it.
Please help me with this one, give me some suggestions.

Dear Sir or Madam,



I am a Dutch woman who wants work and live in Canada. I like the country and speak/write English well.

Some friends told us that Canada is looking for skilled workers from abroad, this could be the oppertunity that I was waiting for. I already started the application for a permenant residency.



Currently I am an Database Administrator for Sybase databases, although I also have some knowledge of DB2, MSAccess and MySQL. Because I also posted my resumé on this site, I would recommend to read this. It contains all of my working experience and bussiness knowledge so far.



I like to work in a team, but when necessary I can also work independent. I have a keen eye for detail, but know how to implement this into a "big picture". When I foresee problems I will not hesitate to notify my manager. I like to solve problems and I can learn very quickly. I take responcebility for my work. I will strive for quality as well as quantity.



People describe me as a pleasant colleague to work with, who is flexible and can be independent when necessary.

Someone who is appreciated very much for her profession niche.



In the future I would like to be an Database Administrator who understands and can work with all kinds of different databases. Understand use and functioning on different platforms. I would like to be not just an Database Administrator but become an Database Architecture. Someone that can design datamodels and can give advice.



Thank you for your consideration.



Yours Sincerely,

Me.

TIA
Wannabecanadian
Dear Sir or Madam,

I am a Dutch woman who wants to work and live in Canada. I like the country and speak and write English well.

Some friends told me that Canada is looking for skilled workers from abroad and that this could be the opportunity I was waiting for. I have already started an application for permanent residency.

Currently I am a Database Administrator for Sybase databases, although I also have some knowledge of DB2, MSAccess and MySQL. I have posted my resumé on this site and I would recommend reading this as it contains all of my working experience and business knowledge so far.

I like to work in a team, but when necessary I can also work independently. I have a keen eye for detail, but know how to implement this into a "big picture". When I foresee problems I will not hesitate to notify my manager. I like to solve problems and I can learn very quickly. I take responcibility for my work. I will strive for quality as well as quantity.

People describe me as a pleasant colleague to work with, who is flexible and can be independent when necessary.

In the future I would like to be a Database Administrator who understands and can work with all kinds of different databases and understands the use and functioning on different platforms. I would like to be not just a Database Administrator but become an Database Architect, someone who can design datamodels and give advice.

Thank you for your consideration.
Hi Nona,

When I read your version I understood what I had done wrong. Thanks for correcting my mistakes and showing me how to make the sentences "work".
Have you got any suggestions about the letter itself?

May I also be as bold as to ask you: how you would rate my English?

Thanks and best wishes.