28 October 2010
GPO Box 455
Mackay Queensland 7777
Dear Ms Burnhart
Re: Coal Miner position, Ref: 455RT
I wish to apply for the position of Coal Miner as advertised on Seek.com.au.
I have recently completed a Certificate III in Underground Coal Mining Operations at TAFE and am looking to start my career in the mining industry, particularly with a leading mining company like Paradise Mines.
For almost two years, I have had experience working in the mining environment in my trainee role at Bigrock Excavations, a mining and foundations excavation company. In this role I was trained in handling large machinery and equipment and driving medium rigid vehicles, and acquired my MR driver’s licence during my tenure.
Working at Bigrock Excavations has shown me firsthand the importance of teamwork in not only encouraging efficient and effective work, but also in ensuring the safety of each individual. My traineeship has helped me to develop strong teamwork skills – skills that will help me to be a valuable addition to your company.
Throughout my employment history, working in kitchens and on building and mining sites, I have become aware of the importance of safety and of understanding safety regulations and compliance. Since 2006, I have renewed and refreshed my First Aid Certificate every year with St John’s Ambulance Australia. Working in different environments has also given me a thorough understanding of different workplace safety practices and I aim to utilise this knowledge in every job.
Working in a customer service and administrative role during my time at Bob’s Builders, I have developed strong communication skills in a variety of different mediums, including email, phone and face-to-face. I was also required to pass on messages between builders while onsite, as well as between builders and clients, and I learnt the importance of conveying clear, concise and accurate information. As a waiter at Gloria’s Diner, my role was to make customers feel comfortable and take their orders, and this required professional yet informal communication skills.
I would enjoy the opportunity to meet with you and discuss the position with you further. Please find my resume attached.