As we settle into the New Year, it is once again, time to set
priorities. How about putting "Write a brand new cover letter" at the
top of your list?
Decorate Your Cover Letter With
What does it take to create cover letters that sparkle with warm
words and practical information? Four simple (and sincere) ingredients that you
can master with a little time and thought.
I was excited to read your ad for a
qualified person to fill the position of sales executive at the XYZ
Corporation. I felt you were writing to me personally, since I've had seven
years of product sales experience and have directed… which resulted in
increased revenue for my previous employer…
In fact, all of the tasks I performed
as product sales manager of ABC Company have prepared me for what I consider
the next level--sales executive. I am ready and eager to assume the full
responsibilities of this position. I'm known for my ability to pull team
members together, to lead and accomplish goals with them, and to intervene in a
crisis with a level head.
My objective for the next year is to
encourage my peers and subordinates and to increase the company revenue through
cost cutting and savings. Customer service and harmonious employee relations
are also among my top goals day-to-day.
May we meet to discuss this job? I'd
welcome the opportunity to hear your expectations for the man or woman you hire
and to provide you with examples of why I believe I'm the person to fill the
position. Please call me at 111-123-4567 at your earliest convenience.
Raise Your Glass To A Great New Year
And A Great New Job
Complete your cover letter and then take an honest look at it. Does
it include the four elements listed above? Does it sound friendly yet
professional? Does it reflect you at your best? If your answer to any of these
questions is 'no' then go back and rework that section until it feels just
right. Keep in mind the most important action to take is to be yourself.
your glass to the New Year--the year that will lead you to new employment and
new opportunities--the result of a great cover letter that presents your unique
Year and happy job hunting!
Sweeney - President of CareerJimmy and Author of the
new, Amazing Cover Letter Creator.
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