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Maryann Lander
4085 Late Avenue
Kingfisher, OK 73750
(222) 739-6554

Nov 14, 2010

Mrs. Willa Penrod
The McGraw-Hill Companies
1672 Marion Drive
Winter Haven, FL 33830

Dear Mrs. Penrod,

I am writing this cover letter in reference to the exciting advertisement on your companyís website,, or a Research Assistant for your lab research study at The McGraw-Hill Companies. I was very excited when I found this position in the employment section, as this is my field of study, and I am looking for just this kind of opportunity to broaden my background and experience. For your consideration, I am attaching a current copy of my resume for a review of my credentials.

As you will see in the enclosed resume, I have just received my Masterís Degree in Earth sciences from University of Florida; and have numerous honors and references from department professors to offer for this positionís consideration. During this time of schooling, I have also worked part time in the research lab assisting in countless research projects of both small and large matters in the field. This has required of me long hours, outstanding capabilities with lab equipment, proper ability to diagnose and create theory, and produce comprehensive analysis paperwork. As my colleagues and head of the research teams will attest, I have offered all of this. Moreover, this research position has required top notch attention to detail, computer proficiency, stellar communication and analytical skills, and the ability to troubleshoot and re-test subjects for accurate results. I work well as a part of a team and am also a skilled communicator.

Thanks so much for taking the time to review this application along with the attached resume. I can be contacted at (222) 739-6554 at your earliest convenience for an interview. If you are interested in learning more about my background and research topics, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am ready for a follow up interview at your convenience.


Maryann Lander

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