Prior to beginning work on this discussion, review the Cover Letters PDF provided by the Ashford University Office of Career Services and the What Is a Cover Letter? and Writing the Dreaded Cover Letter online resources. It is recommended that you also review the e-book by Noble (2004) and the How to write cover letters (examples) video which include more information and a number of sample cover letters to assist you.
For this discussion post, you will use the knowledge you have gained about personality, the career specific reports you have created in the previous weeks’ discussions, and assessments associated with various fields of psychology you have studied to help you to choose and develop a cover letter for a job in the human services sector. To begin, determine what type of job within the human services sector related to personality psychology is of interest to you. Using career websites, including those listed on the Ashford Career Services Job Search website, and/or other third-party search engines such as the American Psychological Association’s PsycCareers website, Monster.com , Indeed.com , and SimplyHired.com. Once you have found a suitable job posting, carefully review the requirements and note these for inclusion in your cover letter. Before you begin designing your cover letter, review the required readings, videos, and websites to help you determine how best to formulate it. Within the letter, you will address the person or title of the person that is listed as the contact for the job in the job posting. As you draft your cover letter, consider the elements within the job post and use your knowledge of personality theory to make yourself appear to be the best candidate for the job. Assess the various types of personality measurements that might be most effective in the position listed and mention how you might use these on the job. Once you have developed your letter, save it as a document and attach it to your discussion post. In the discussion post itself, copy and paste the link to the job posting for which you wrote your cover letter. Describe your experience(s) writing the cover letter including the ways in which you may have attempted to manipulate the reader to get the best response. Analyze and describe any ethical issues that could be associated with this process.
this is my current cover letter
Dear Hiring Manager:
I am a self motivated Administration/ Health Information Systems and Behavior Therapist professional specialized in ABA therapy for children and adults with disabilities. Im also in school working on my masters degree in Education with emphasis in ABA. I’m seeking a challenging position in the customer Clerical, care management/social work position or the health care industry. I possess excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. I can demonstrate accuracy, attention to detail and ability to work well in team environment. I possess excellent oral and written comprehension. I have a passion with helping our children seniors and any person with disability. And also serving the public and keeping people happy.
If your organization requires a high-energy individual with a no-excuses attitude and is up to any task, then I’m the person you’re seeking. My qualifications and experience will enable me to fulfill your expectations.Strong Leadership qualities and has high passion to work with the senior community.
I am conscientious in my personal and professional life. I take pride in myself, and my work, and derive considerable satisfaction from doing an assignment well. I cope well with high-stress situations and can manage a variety of projects simultaneously. I am seeking a responsible position that offers a challenge and opportunity.
I believe my background provides the skills you require for this position. I would welcome the opportunity for a personal interview to further discuss my qualifications. I look forward to hearing from you.