Amanda Emery
2137 Cleveland St. Chippendale NSW 2008
0401 778 180

Mr Hank Peterson
Store Owner
Petersons Family Books
Shop 14. 79 Glebe Point Rd. Glebe NSW 2037
Monday. 11 July 2018


Dear Mr Peterson,

I’m writing to express my interest in the role of Part-Time Retail Assistant at Petersons Family Books in Glebe. I saw your advertisement yesterday on and was immediately intrigued by the opportunity it presented to work in the bookselling industry.

My availability is Monday-Wednesday and Sundays. as I am currently studying for my Bachelor of Arts (English) degree at Sydney University.

I’ve been an avid reader since childhood. devouring books the way normal children do sweets (although I’m pretty keen on those). My sunny disposition and bubbly personality never fail to lighten any workplace.

Although I have no direct experience working for a bookseller. my 4 years in retail and customer service roles has equipped me with excellent customer service skills and a keen understanding of what makes a shop tick. such as punctuality. presentation and product placement.

My most recent role was Store Manager 1 Barista at Gourmet Surprises. where I was responsible for product placement. set up and shutdown. cash handling and coffee making. My passion for customer service and contributions to store layout led me to being promoted in 6 months to Store Manager

As the store has now relocated. I am regretfully looking for work elsewhere. This role would fit me perfectly as it is located close to home and is part time. which suits my university timetable.

I’m available for interview at your convenience and can start immediately. I enclose my resume and look forward to you hearing from you soon.


Amanda Emery

0401 778 180
2137 Cleveland St. Chippendale NSW 2008

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