Applying for jobs is often a bit of a challenge, and for most people, writing about their accomplishments and highlighting their most appealing attributes is not something that comes naturally to them. If you're finding it hard to put your thoughts into words, then it can feel like writing anything is better than nothing, but it is worth putting in the effort as a masterful cover letter can make a huge difference to your chances of getting the job.

Fortunately, there are a few simple tips you can use to write a cover letter that will get you noticed for all the right reasons. The internet is packed with templates and lists of what to include and what to avoid, not to mention advice from recruiters on what encourages them to form a positive opinion of a candidate. Our data entry clerk cover letter sample combines some of the most effective ideas to help you get started with writing alongside some tips and ideas to ensure that you are on the right track.

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Data Entry Clerk Cover Letter Sample

Dear Les Noble,

Before I explain why I am perfect for the position of data entry clerk, I should point out that there was a typo in the job listing that appeared in the 'vacancies' section on your website where 'recruitment' is misspelled. It is this kind of attention to detail that has earned me the nickname 'Send it back Sarah' at my current place of work because I will always highlight work not completed to the expected standard, no matter who is responsible.

I saw from the job description that you are looking for someone who has experience of identifying how errors occur and this is one of the reasons I am so keen to apply. Although it wasn't within my remit in my current role, I noticed that a number of errors were occurring when clerks had to scroll through a drop-down menu on a new client's record which often failed to register the correct value. The database was amended and the department manager estimated that more than 1,000 records had been affected which could have cost the company over $25,000 in lost business had it not been picked up.

I also read in the local paper that you are considering expanding your business and I would love the chance to contribute to those plans. I have worked with a number of databases and believe that my experience in the sector could provide some valuable insight into how you can scale up your input without sacrificing anything in terms of speed, quality or efficiency.

My passion for perfection has consistently seen me earn awards for accuracy in my team and I would love the chance to bring my dedication and commitment to your team.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Sarah Southall