March 16, 2003
123 Some Street
Mr. David Owner
980 Wordsley Avenue
Dear Mr. Owner,
I am writing to apply for the position of Biological Technician, as advertised on your homepage March 10, 20XX. Your recent move into the field of food safety and quality is of particular interest to me as I plan to pursue a career in this area.
Recently I graduated from the University of Syracuse with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) majoring in Biology. This program allowed me the opportunity to learn and practice the various microbiological analysis procedures necessary for this type of research. Of particular relevance is the research project I completed in my final year on muscle poisoning. Through this work, I developed a strong understanding of the types and causes of bacterial food poisoning, as well as the necessary extraction and bioassay procedures used for detection. Many of my lab assignments involved working in groups, I have developed strong teamwork skills, and enjoy such an environment.
I will contact you the week of March 25, 20XX to ensure that you have received this resume and to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for your consideration.