As a candidate with a security clearance looking for a federal job, it can be challenging to craft the right cover letter. It is key to showcase any experience in the military or other federal jobs you may have held as it relates to the job function. The following cover letter example provides a wonderful example of how to tie in your federal experience with the specific job. With a few minor changes, you can customize your own cover letter for a federal job.
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As an active reservist for 7 years, I hold extensive knowledge of working with military and federally employed personnel with structured and focused agendas.
You’ll note that I possess two strengths: finance and human resources. I’ve performed in a management capacity, directing, managing, and guiding support personnel to complete day-to-day functions pertaining to performance evaluations, TDY and transfer orders, and Weight Management Program — among others. Additionally, my HR experience is accentuated by working with military benefits and pay scales.
Accentuating my experience, I hold a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an associate’s degree in human resources management. What you may also find useful is that I hold an active secret security clearance. I’ve provided a visual breakdown, so you can easily identify the degree of ability I possess in each key area:
Financial — Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Line Item Tracking, Cost Allocation, Budgetary Overages, Cost Differences
Human Resources — Military Benefits, Pay Scales, Performance Evaluations, Transfer/TDY Orders, Interviewing, Payroll Deductions, Promotion Requests
Let’s talk about this job further so I can answer your questions concerning my background. Call me at (XXX) XXX-XXXX or XXX-XXXX and together we can schedule a time to meet.
Thank you for giving my request your attention.