How does my cover letter sounds?

Dear Employer: I am responding to the position posted. Indicated on the enclosed resume I believe I have the skills you are seeking and believe I can be a valuable asset to your company. I am a graduate of the Health Information & Office Assistant program at the South Alberta Institute of Technology. In addition to my course I also have the following skills I believe you are looking for •60 wpm typing •Formal Training and 10 years experience in Microsoft Software •7 years of Customer Service •4 years of experience in clerical positions •Medical Terminology •Alberta Health Services (Calgary Health region) training in Clinibase, Sunrise, REDIS, ESP, Muse, Netcare. I also believe I would be a good fit because of my great personality and strong work ethic. I have a flexible schedule and am very willing to take on any task at hand. I have worked at a jeweller’s warehouse in an accounts receivable position, working with customers and staff to have orders shipped completed and on time which taught me the importance of time management. After receiving my Certificate I moved into the health care field, I have learned great patience and understanding as well as how important correct information is. As a casual employee with AHS I am also currently employed with a Construction company assisting 2 construction managers with various administration duties. I feel with my experience in many different areas I am a well rounded employee and really look for a challenge. Thank you so much for taking the time to review my resume. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely,

Asked By: Samantha E - 8/20/2009
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It's pretty good. My crtique would be the way you worded things. An employer is looking for someone who is confident and they want to be certain that you would be suitable for the job. Instead of supposing you are a good fit, cut that out completely. Just be straightforward with what you can do and don't stress. You... More
Answered By: Gabby B - 8/20/2009
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Your covering letter is far too long and is taking on the role of your Resume... More
Answered By: DAVID H - 8/20/2009
Pretty sure everyone has their own take on this, so let me preface my answer with 35 years in telecommunications, dozen of jobs, and dozen of states. Have been an Operations Manager, Project Manager, Installer and labor, currently work as Telecom Engineer in a large IT department with great benefits... More
Answered By: ggraves1724 - 8/21/2009
Why bother sending a cover letter if the prospective employer didn't ask for it. With so many people looking for work and submitting resumes to every postings, I'll be surprised if a prospective employer will take the time to read your CV... More
Answered By: tweety_b - 8/22/2009
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