Good day prospective recruiter. It is indeed a great pleasure to apply for a job in your esteemed company. I am Declan Chima Igboeri, a graduate of Bangalore University, Bangalore, India with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, Psychology and Optional English. It would be an honour to work in your company and should I be selected, I promise to give my best to any task I am assigned. Without Further ado, I will briefly describe some of my educational and personal attributes and I hope these would be relevant for a position at your company.
First, during my undergraduate program in Journalism, Psychology and Optional English, I received sound and quality education in media practices, industrial psychology and communication skills in English Language; knowing full well that my future endeavors will run on the platform of having proficiency in understanding, speaking and writing of English as a mode of communication, among others, and performed well in them. Besides, I underwent practical training and acquired skills in the use of film and audio visual software and equipment. With a thorough grounding in both media knowledge and skills, I strongly believe I can contribute immensely to any media outlet I find myself and be happily proud I did.
Consequently, I humbly believe I am creatively intelligent, mentally agile and ambitious. During my college years, I secured good grades and graduated with first class. I was a subject of admiration among my peers in class. As a student, I loved engaging in creative and challenging tasks and often do triumph in them. Almost all my lecturers took notice of my creative skills. For example, during my school’s annual convocation ceremony in 2014, there arose the need to act drama for the occasion. All fingers was pointed to me as the person who could come up with something and as expected, I did come up with a mind blowing drama titled –“The Pauper Lawyer’s Trick” which I single handed wrote and directed. I still went the extra miles of choosing good characters from the Humanities Department to act the drama and due to the effort and dedication I put in the task which was given to me, the drama was a huge success and quickly became a regular topic never to be forgotten in the mouth and minds of those who watched it. This particular case highlights a glimpse of my creative skills and the dedication I put in tasks which are given to me. Through these, I have shown passion, commitment and willingness to stray out of the comfort zone to achieve excellence.
Furthermore, on interpersonal level, I have endeared myself among my colleagues in college with my kind and compassionate nature. Not just in college but also outside college. Virtually everybody in my class would want to pair with me whenever we have group project or assignment due to my good rapport with them and my humble nature. For instance, my good team player skill is evident in the way I handled the characters during the rehearsal for the drama which I directed. As a director, I knew the key was not to be commanding but finding the balance between being assertive and being receptive. I had to also listen to their views and contributions in the scenes of the drama politely rejecting ideas that will change the theme of the drama while giving them reason for such and welcome those that ought to be. This way, things went easier for us and it was really a collaborative effort because, I understood that to pool such a string, the team needs to be actively involved.
Finally, I would also like to point out at this juncture that as a journalism graduate, I am well vested with virtually all media ethics and codes and thus will do my best not to contravene them. So many companies like Enron have been destroyed because of lack of ethics. I seek to avoid such. I am equally well clothed with media laws such as the law of defamation-(libel and slander), contempt of the court, sedition and censorship which every media worker must seek not to go against and I promise to uphold that.
It is a great joy to write this cover letter and I sincerely hope to be offered a position at your company. I hope the qualities I have outlined will be considered with care. My email and phone number are given in my Curriculum vitae, and I am eagerly anticipating your response.