Applying letter

Applying letter

Cover letter

The Street Address

Telephone number

E-mail Address


The Current Month, Date, Year


The Given Name of the Person Being addressed

The Position or Designation

Name of the Corporation

The Address (Street)

City, State zip Code


Dear Mr. or Mrs. (if the name of the person is not) or

Dear Sir or Madam (if unknown)

The advertisement in the AgEcon web site brought to my attention your need for a research assistant. Since I find research work very interesting, I trust that my passion and knowledge in that field will make me appropriate for the position.


I recently graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Agriculture Economics. I have worked for one year as a research assistant with a Hybrid firm. My hard work in that firm led to a new research development in the area of soybean management. Currently, I am pursuing master’s degree in the same field.


Attached is a facsimile of my resume with additional particulars about my qualification and areas of interest.





Draft resume

Name and address

 Objective:  To work in a research company that will make the most of and develop my agricultural knowledge and research expertise.

Professional experiences

Afro Hybrids Company

Research assistant January 2011- December 2011


  • Assemble, examine and assess data
  • Preparing questionnaires
  • Conducting interviews
  • Supervise different projects
  • Writing reports on work done
  • Preparing presentation on work done

Education Background

University of Nebraska

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics

– Majors in economic and Quantitative methods



  • Worked as a volunteer with World wide opportunities on organic farms in 2008.
  • Sales volunteer in a seed company in 2007.
  • Collecting data for a Government project.

Personal interests

Conducting interviews for research projects










Provenzano, S., & Ebrary, Inc. (2004). The guide to basic cover letter writing. Chicago: VGM Career Books publishers.

Sarmiento, K. (2009). The complete guide to writing effective resumé cover letters. Ocala, Fla: Atlantic Publishers Group.

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