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Sample Cover Letter Graduate (Commerce)
Andrea Douglass
27 Premier Avenue
Scoresby VIC 3179
0413 447 946
25 March 2015
Mr Brendon Johnson
Graduate Recruitment Co-ordinator
Shell
484 Blackburn Rd,
Doncaster East VIC 3109
Re: Shell Graduate Program
Dear Mr Johnson,
I am writing to apply for the Shell Graduate Program, as advertised on Monash University’s Career
Gateway. I am in my final year of a Bachelor of Commerce at Monash University, majoring in
Human Resources Management and Economics. I have a strong interest in management
consulting, where I hope to put my interests and learning into practice.
Shell is a company of particular interest to me. From my research I am aware of the organisation’s
emphasis on working creatively as a team to solve clients’ business problems. This philosophy
resonates with me as it engenders trust and long term client relationships and would allow me to
apply the communication, teamwork and problem solving skills I have developed through both my
studies and employment experience.
My current role as Assistant Shift Supervisor with Fine Food Supermarket involves juggling multiple
tasks: preparing rosters, arranging shelf space, maintaining the enquiries desk and providing back-
up to the cashiers and storeroom staff. By working collaboratively with management and staff, I
have developed my skills in planning, goal setting and staff training and support.
As a volunteer and instructor with VICSwim, I have presented community education programs to
raise awareness of water safety, and conducted swimming classes for individuals and groups.
These activities have developed my skills in public speaking, liaising with a wide range of people,
organising and taking responsibility for managing an activity program.
To support my application, I have enclosed a copy of my resume and academic transcripts. I believe
that I have the potential to be a valuable member of the Shell team and would welcome the
opportunity to discuss my application in more detail at an interview. I can be contacted on mobile
0413 447 946.
Yours sincerely,
Andrea Douglass
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