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123 Anywhere Place
9876 ST  Enschede
The Netherlands 

1 July 2018

Mr John Smith
XYZ Partnership
10 Utopia Drive
London SW1 1AE                                                                                                                                                                                   

United Kingdom

Dear Mr Smith, 

My former colleague Joan Brown informed me that you are seeking to hire an office
manager. I worked with Ms Brown at Acme and have 10 years of experience as an
administrative assistant. I have long admired XYZ Partnership and would be
honoured to work for your company.

As you can see from my CV, I have performed many administrative duties in my
previous positions at Acme and Ajax. At Ajax, I facilitated the company's transition
from handwritten to digital records. That work paved the way for my move to Acme,
where I assisted the director of innovation in tracking the development of new
products. I helped introduce the company's workflow management system, which
enabled Acme to cut the average development time of its software upgrades from 18
weeks to 12 weeks.

I would be pleased to speak with you to discuss the details of the office manager
position. Thank you for your consideration of my application.

Best regards,
Jane Clark


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