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Sample Human Resources Manager Cover Letter

Samantha Drew
81, North 54 Street, Clewiston, Florida, 03247, (328)-421 0569.
January 25, 2010
Arnold Den
64, East 6 Street,
Lewistown, Montana, 03278,
(194)-465 0217
Dear Mr. Den:
Having achieved a solid record of success in Human Resource Management roles, I am
presently seeking a new challenge. My resume, which is enclosed for your review, outlines
my career accomplishments, including

Progressive advancement to responsible positions within two major corporations.

In-depth experience in all aspects of human resource management, personnel

development, and corporate planning.

Active participation in a variety of projects involving design, implementation, and

employee training of company-wide and client policies and procedures.

My dedication to excellent performance, ability to interact effectively and professionally with

all levels of personnel, and continuing growth make me a value-added asset to an
Please contact me at (328)-421 0569 to schedule a confidential interview to discuss how I
might be of benefit to your human resource team. Thank you for your time and
Samantha Drew


Senior HR Manager Resume

The applicant had a human resources generalist background and extensive achievements.
The writer consolidated these into a two-page resume to capture the highlights of the
individual's background and while covering the vast amount of experience she had in her
field. A box for the profile and shaded boxes for the centered section headings make the
resume sections visible at a glance. Compound diamond bullets help draw attention to the

Sample Senior HR Manager Resume

Mary Smith
69 N. Grant Street, Mid Lake City, California 84301 Cell :( 988) 598-1331

Senior Human Resource Manager

with 13 years of human resource experience including a strong background in
regional and
corporate-level support in multiple U.S.-based, culturally diverse call center
operations with a
workforce total of up to 600 local and 2,500 regional associates.

Core Professional Strengths

Human Resource Management

State / federal employment law / unemployment
compensation/ policy interpretation / safety & health /
benefits administration / departmental budget /
HRIMS / performance management
Exempt & non-exempt level sourcing / selection /
on-boarding / orientation / employee relations /

community relations / pre- & post-hire assessments /

applicant tracking / per-hire costs analysis
Training and Development
Grant attainment / instructional systems design / training
facilitation / organizational development /
quality improvement
Retention strategy analysis / workforce surveys / case
studies / development & implementation of employeeretention

Professional Achievements

Educated the corporate sales team in the components of Outsourcing's staffing

package-Call Source Plus.

Initiated $350K worth of annual bottom-line savings by implementing employee

equipment purchase programs, redesigning differential / vacation pay policies and
reducing starting salaries.

Maximized the call-based routing initiative of the call center group by providing
human resource expertise in the area of employee profiling, behavior profiling and
pre- and post-hire assessment processes.

Provided human resource expertise as part of Spherion's Customer Development

Solutions sales presentation design team and facilitate the presentation on an "asneeded" basis to current and potential outsourcing clients as part of the contract
retention strategy.

Assimilated the division's human resources data and talent in support of the launch
of the corporate HRIMS initiative-"Project Meteor."

Professional Experience

Senior Human Resource Manager

DIGICOM TELESERVICES, INC., San Antonio, Texas-1998 to present
24/7 inbound customer service call center servicing DigiCom calling-card and long-distance
customers. The center staffs 450-600 local employees. This position is also indirectly

responsible for human resources consultation for 1,500-2,500 regional employees and
currently reports to corporate human resources.

Awarded CEO recognition for representing the Customer Development Solutions

group as the subjectmatter expert on the corporate team that led the organization
through the 2001 / 2002 corporate payroll system implementation.

Received local recognition for 2001 Employer of the Year by the State of Texas; 2001
Employer of Excellence and 2001 Transitional Employer of the Year by Bexar County
Employment Services Development Board.

Achieved 100% of hiring goals while maintaining the lowest recruiting costs of the
division at $275.00 per hire.

Implemented an Integrated Voice Response unit to capture 100% of survey data

from a workforce of 2,500 associates for the 2001 Associate Survey project.
Achieved an above-average response rate of 42%.

Increased associate retention by 47% to achieve industry-standard excellence rate of

53% and maintained this rate for three consecutive years.

Led the regional succession planning and performance management process to

ensure talent development and quality bench strength.

Secured $100K+ of community funds for employee training and development


Repeatedly achieve a win rate of 99% on unemployment claims for three locations
across the U.S., resulting in savings of $90K for the division.

Human Resource Supervisor / Management Trainer

GRAYSON FOODS, Rochester, New York-1989 to 1997
Food processing facility-800 local employees.

Managed hiring / orientation for dayshift.

Facilitated 100% of management training programs for the operation.

Secured $100K + of state grant training funds.

Developed and implemented employee mentor program.

Developed and implemented the night-shift human resources department.

Managed grievance process for non-exempt employees under the UFCW union

Agriculture Science Instructor

Quality Supervisor
HENSLEY FARMS OF TEXAS, San Angelo, Texas-1985 to 1988

Education and Professional Training

Master of Science-Human Resource Development-Penn State University, 1997

Bachelor of Science-Agriculture Science-Texas A&M University, 1985

Professional Training: Vital Learning Management Development-certified facilitator

Dale Carnegie-certified assistant
Microsoft Project and Publisher
Multiple legal and human resource management training seminars

Professional Organizations

American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)

American Association of Human Resource Management (AAHRM)

Rochester Economic Development Corporation (REDC)

Rochester Chamber of Commerce

Rochester Independent School District (RISD) Volunteer: Innovative Research TeamCurriculum for Real World Application

Human Resources Manager Cover Letter Sample 1:

Please consider me for a candidate for the Human Resources Manager position
that you advertised.
I have 10 years experience as a Human Resources Generalist. In my previous
work experience I have done extensive compensation analysis leading to a
higher retainment of employees, resulting in a reduction in the cost of
recruitment. I have knowledge of multi-state HR principles and practices as well
as administration and evaluation of these programs. I have knowledge in
development and implementation of policies, such as Sexual Harassment
training, which resulted in a reduction in employment liabilities and issues as
well as increased knowledge to supervisors.
I have a proven track record in coaching, developing supervisors and decreasing
employee relations issues. I have a demonstrated ability to build a positive
working relationship at all levels. I have experience with training, HR metrics,
and numerous HR systems. In this position I will bring reliability,
professionalism and a well-rounded HR professional.
Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Human Resources Manager Cover Letter Sample 2:

I am writing to express my interest in the position of Human Resource Manager
vacant in your company. Your posting caught my attention as I have a Masters
Degree in HR Management and have been working in the same industry as
yours for the past 2 years. Given that I meet all the requirements for the job of
mid-level Human Resource Manager I believe I am a suitable candidate for the
listed position. I am attaching my resume with my application for your perusal.
Upon completion of my Masters in HR Management, I joined CSC Corporation, a
leading US-based international IT company, as a HR trainee. After just 6 months
I was promoted to HR Manager, becoming just the second individual in the
history of the company to get promoted to a managerial position so early into
his employment.
In my present capacity as HR Manager, my key responsibilities are:

Implement HR program and policies

Analyze cost alternatives and benefit options for providing employee


Ensure 100% compliance with employee related regulations and laws

Assist in hiring by screening and interviewing candidates

Oversee management of employee related inquiries

Implement employee recognition programs

Maintain smooth intra- and interdepartmental work flow by cooperating

with co-workers

Listening to HR-related issues and concerns of employees and bringing

these concerns to the notice of senior HR Managers

During my present tenure I have received recognition and rewards for my

performance on several occasions. Here are some of the key highlights of
my career so far:

Conceptualized the incorporation of the Supervisor Feedback Form in

companys shared database system. For my initiative, I was awarded the
coveted Idea of the Year award.

Received the Employee of the Quarter award for the last quarter of
2012, Oct-Dec

You can go through my resume, attached below, for a comprehensive review of

my work experience, job duties, and achievements.

Human Resources Manager Cover Letter Sample 3:

I came across an ad for the position of HR Manager within your company and
would like to apply for it. Along with my application, I am attaching my resume
for your consideration.
I have over 9 years of experience in hiring, recruiting, and retaining the most
efficient employees in my previous roles. At present, I am employed with
InfoTech Ltd, an international IT firm, that has over 5,000 employees
worldwide. During my tenure as HR Manager with various companies, I have
successfully and consistently conceptualized and applied several strategies that
resulted in:

Higher quality of professionals hired

Reduction of training cost
Expansion of HR department
Increase in number of personnel retained

I strongly believe my qualifications, experience, and skills match with those

requested by you. To showcase this point, I am taking the liberty of reprinting
the key requirements you listed in your ad here, duly followed by a synopsis of
my credentials as an HR Manager.

Your Key Requirements:

Masters in HR management
Over 8 years of experience in different areas of human resources
Four years of management experience
Prior experience with Performance Management Systems, Applicant
Tracking Systems, and ERP software
My Credentials:

MBA in HR management from Boston University

Over 9 years of HR experience in multiple disciplines (Employee Relations,
Compensation, Benefits, Recruiting, Training, etc.)
Five years of management experience
Adept in various Performance Management Systems, ERP (SAP), and
Attention Tracking System (ZOHO Recruit)
Along with the HR skills, I will bring a creative and positive energy and strong
organization, project management, management, consulting, and
communication skills to your organization, accompanied by a strong desire to
work with others towards a common goal.
I would welcome the opportunity of an interview to discuss my experience and
qualifications with you in detail.

Improved Version of Liz's Cover Letter

Dear Recruiter,
Having recently earned my Bachelor degree of Commerce (B.Com Human
Resources) at the University of **, I would like to apply for the position of HR
Administrator/Payroll Accountant at your firm. Currently I am working with ** as an
Assistant Human Resources Officer.Taking initiative has always been my academic and
career strength, along with:

Understanding responsibility.
Holding an intense work ethic.
Possessing social skills that build and maintain relations across and
beyond the organization.
Striving to do my best in any situation to meet corporate objectives.

I believe my strengths, abilities and skills make me an excellent candidate

for this job. I am extremely reliable, considerate, personable, and I am
comfortable working with all personality types.
Thank you for taking the time to review my credentials. I would welcome the
opportunity to discuss how my education, practical skills, and background
qualify me to be a member of your company.
Please give me a call at 555-555-5555 and/or email me at XX.
Liz XX

Sheila Williams
21 Terrace Heights
Templeton NSW 2500
T: 0411 111 111
Joe Hunter
Senior Consultant
MC Smith
13 Pivot Place
Staffsville NSW 2000
Dear Mr Hunter
Re: Human Resources Manager position
I am writing to apply for the position of Human Resources Manager, as advertised on
I am an outcome-oriented Human Resources specialist who has worked in various
senior HR positions to assist companies in achieving sustainable business growth and a
positive operating culture.
I have a demonstrated ability to manage the demands of employee recruitment, training
and termination, as well as the day-to-day requirements of remuneration management,
Occupational Health and Safety, and industrial relations issues. My qualifications and
professional development have contributed to my ability to manage these diverse
responsibilities, but I believe it is my interpersonal skills and open-door policy that have
driven my success in fostering strong long-term workplace processes and relationships.
In my current and previous positions I have been responsible for driving the learning
and development of both the management team and the general staff. I always aim to
support and coach the team with positivity to encourage engagement and shape the
culture of the organisation.
A key skill I have acquired is the ability to successfully develop, implement and manage
new HR systems and procedures. I enjoy the challenge of integrating a new system and
working with the wider HR team to ensure a smooth and improved workflow. I have a
proactive management style with the ability to drive significant change management
I am highly computer literate and have managed projects that required solid IT skills,
such as the design and implementation of print and online marketing collateral.I

approach all my work with an enthusiastic, professional attitude and look forward to
utilising my skills in a new and challenging environment.
I would welcome the opportunity to discuss my qualifications and experience with you in
further detail.
Yours sincerely,
[Sign here]
Sheila Williams

Christine Graham
Hiring Manager
Dayjob Ltd
120 Vyse Street
B18 6NF
14th January 2014

Dear Ms Graham,
I would like to introduce myself as a candidate for the HR Manager position that your
company advertised yesterday on the website. My name is , and I have
all of the qualifications, experience and abilities that you are looking for in a candidate.
At the moment I am working in the recruitment department for Browns Distribution, however
I am very eager to join a dedicated, diverse and high-performing company like yours, where I
can put my unique talents to good use.
After reviewing my attached CV, you will see that I have a long track record of placing the
right individuals in the right positions. In my present role I am in charge of implementing and
applying HR processes, policies and standards in a way that fits a companys cultural
environment. Apart from my managerial skills, I am also fully competent in anticipating any
staff talent needs and addressing them through proactive and effective recruitment and
training. In addition to this, and as per your requirements, I am also capable of advising
management on how to promote equality and diversity in the workplace.
I have a working knowledge of the latest HR practices & processes, and experience of
recruiting staff, updating employee records, carrying out staff reviews, advising on
remuneration issues and interpreting employment law.
My key strength lies in being able to develop work environment strategies that increase
employee productivity, performance and satisfaction.
I would like to thank you in advance for you time, consideration and forthcoming response.

Yours sincerely,
Your name
Address 1
Address 2
Tel: 00 44 121 638 0026

Human Resource Manager Cover Letter Sample

Marcus Lincoln
1210 Caroline NE
Atlanta, GA 30316
Cell: (000) 234-6543
August 16, 2013
Ms. Julie August
Recruiting Consultant
Martin Paints
3201 W Commercial Blvd #230
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Dear Ms. August:
As a highly successful and competent leader with diverse experiences in HR-management, I
would like to be considered for a Human Resource Manager position currently available at
Martin Paints (MP). I am confident that my experience and knowledge of human resource
principles, theories and best practices, as well as my strong independent planning and
analytical skills, make me an ideal candidate for the position.
I am exactly what you need in terms of skills, abilities, knowledge, experience, personality
and education. With the set of all the above mentioned elements, I can take MP to the skyheight with an aim to achieve the title of Best Human Resource Department by US Official
Business Rankings. I offer you:
Eight years experience in similar positions which will enable me to handle the work in a
professional manner (refer to resume attached for details)
Track record of providing excellent management of Human Resources Department
utilizing demonstrated leadership skills
Thorough knowledge of HR related federal and state laws, regulations, codes and bills
Hands on experience in application of defined human resources management procedures
to improve employee relations
Proficient in developing, administering, reviewing, updating and communicating policy
manuals for standardizing MPs HR work
Well-versed in statistical analytical techniques, ERP software applications, accounting and
payroll administration and modern office processes that have set standards in the market
My SPHR certification is another check mark that gives me an edge over other regular
candidates. I am looking forward for an interview to discuss what more benefits I wish to
offer you and help your HR department emerge as a strong division. You can contact me on
my cell at (000) 234-6543.
Thank you for your interest.
Truly yours,
Marcus Lincoln

Sample Cover Letter Applying for HR

Manager Position
April 10, 2012

Address, Address 2
Dear Sirs:
Re: Application for the Post of HR Manager
I hereby submit my rsum as I seek to be considered for the position of HR
Manager, filling the vacancy which was advertised in the Paradise Tribune of
(insert date).
I have in excess of twenty years experience in all areas of human resource
management, payroll and benefits administration. These experiences I gained
while working at Company A, Company B and more recently at Company X,
where I currently serve as Human Resources Manager. My years of experience
in human resources at various levels ranging from clerk to manager, have
allowed me to grow and develop professionally and as a leader.
My demonstrated achievements, training and experience render me qualified
and competent to make an effective and useful contribution to the HR
Manager's function within your organization. I am excited about the prospect of
joining a team of professionals and to play a meaningful role in advancing the
goals of the organization.
Thank you for giving consideration to my application. I look forward to meeting
with you at a mutually convenient time to discuss in greater details how best my
skills can be aligned with your requirements.



Your Name
Your Address
Your Contact details (phone and email)
Mrs Mary Stevens
ABC Company
15 South Parkway
Long Island, NY 11551
Dear Mrs Stevens
Your recent advertisement in the New York Times for the Human Resources Manager
position immediately captured my interest. I am confident that my solid experience
provides me with the capabilities to successfully fill this position. Accordingly I have
enclosed my resume for your consideration.

Some key skills and accomplishments that I would bring to the job include:

8 years advising senior decision-makers on employee issues at DEF Organization

Responsible for recruitment and selection of over X employees at all levels in the

Development of a staff retention program that resulted in a 16% improvement in

employee retention

Efficient introduction and monitoring of a performance management system

throughout the organization

Successful implementation of a career path management program

In depth knowledge and understanding of employment law and federal regulations to

ensure compliance

A solid reputation as a self starter with the ability to find innovative solutions to
problems and meet challenges head on
I am seeking an opportunity to excel in a dynamic company and I am confident of the
contribution I can make to ABC Company. I would enjoy meeting with you to further discuss
this opportunity. Please contact me, via phone or e-mail, to set up a mutually convenient
time and date for us to meet.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Jack Smith

Sample Human Resource Cover Letter

Dear Hiring Manager,

Please accept this letter and attached resume for your consideration. I am highly
interested in the Human Resources position that is advertised on Craigslist. A
combination of factors including; a variety of managerial and administrative titles held in
the past, extensive customer service experience and an innate sense of adapting to an
independent or team oriented environment, leads me to believe that I would be a prime
candidate for the position being offered.

The positions that compose my employment history and formal education have exposed
me to many key facets of running and working in a healthy, prospering business
environment. In return it has made me knowledgeable in areas, but not limited too,
retention, hiring, performance management, operations, employee relations, quality
customer service and management. Prime examples of titles held at The Lakewood
Home Depot would validate the previous mentioned.

I am a conscientious employee, with an ability to communicate with both my co-workers

and customers professionally, efficiently and with a great team oriented attitude. Thus, I
will prove to be an asset to your company. I can assure you that my work experience
will help me achieve all goals expected of me.

If you would like more information or would like to schedule an interview, please contact
me at ( ). I can also be reached via E-mail at Thank you for you time and


Cover Letter Template

Dear [insert name of hiring manager],
First paragraph: Mention the job youre applying for and where you
found the job listing.
Middle paragraphs: Discuss your qualifications. These paragraphs
should be specifically tailored to requirements posted in the job listing.
You might also consider including why this specific company
interested you in the first place. Limit this section to two to three
Final paragraph: Discuss the next steps. If you are going to follow up
in one to two weeks, mention a specific date. If you would prefer to
leave the ball in their court, say that you look forward to discussing
your qualifications further. Also provide your email address and phone
number. Dont forget to thank them for their time.
[insert your name]