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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at UN
I was very excited to see this job posting online. My skills and experience seem to fit in exactly with what
the job role demands. I would like to give you some details about why this position seems to be created
keeping me in mind.
My background in the social sector: I have worked in the social sector for 14 years now. Most of this
work involved working with deaf children and their families. From 2006 – 2009, I have worked as State
Project Officer (Karnataka) for the international NGO Deaf Child Worldwide. My role here involved
visiting most of the districts in Karnataka to identify potential partners and also to conduct training
programmes for partner organizations.
Even today I continue to visit these areas as an independent consultant to conduct Monitoring and
Evaluation activities. These activities have given me a fairly good understanding of the rural scenario in
Karnataka, the opportunities, challenges etc. I am also well versed with the regional differences in
language and culture and have tremendously enjoyed working with deaf children, youth and the families
in these settings.
Having prior experience and understanding of the rural context is definitely an added advantage for me
in the role as Business Builder with Be! Fund.
My experience in running my own business: In 2011, I set up my own successful online business. The
income from this business has allowed both me and my husband to quit our full time jobs and stay at
home with the children. We have now reached a stage that my husband is handling all the operations
almost independently and I have decided to take up a job that fits my areas of interest (creating new
businesses!!) Apart from this online business we have tried our hands at other business operations like
exporting of toys and being a distributor of a protein supplement. But we have closed down these
businesses for various reasons.
This experience has taught me a lot in terms of testing new business ideas for financial viability and
understanding if there is a market for the product etc. I am also skilled in making a cash flow statement
for a business, writing a business plan etc.
Why I want to be a part of Be! Fund: I am sure it is obvious by now that the role of Business Builder with
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