Dear Mr. Johnson,
I am writing to apply for the Shell Graduate Program, as advertised on Monash University’s Career Gateway. I am in my final year of a Bachelor of Commerce at Monash University, majoring in Human Resources Management and Economics. I have a strong interest in management consulting, where I hope to put my interests and learning into practice. Shell is a company of particular interest to me. From my research
I am aware of the organization’s emphasis on working creatively as a team to solve clients’ business problems. This philosophy resonates with me as it engenders trust and long-term client relationships and would allow me to apply the communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills I have developed through both my studies and employment experience.
My current role as Assistant Shift Supervisor with Fine Food Supermarket involves juggling multiple tasks: preparing rosters, arranging shelf space, maintaining the enquiries desk and providing backup to the cashiers and storeroom staff. By working collaboratively with management and staff, I have developed my skills in planning, goal setting and staff training and support.
As a volunteer and instructor with VIC Swim, I have presented community education programs to raise awareness of water safety, and conducted swimming classes for individuals and groups. These activities have developed my skills in public speaking, liaising with a wide range of people, organizing and taking responsibility for managing an activity program.
To support my application, I have enclosed a copy of my resume and academic transcripts. I believe that I have the potential to be a valuable member of the Shell team and would welcome the opportunity to discuss my application in more detail at an interview