Cover Letter Example for Applying for Multiple Jobs

Cover Letter Sample Applying for Two Job Openings

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Below is a cover letter example for applying for multiple jobs within the same company. When you're excited about a company, you may want to apply to several different positions there. But as a job seeker you may be worried about the impression it gives off. Does it seem desperate? Well, it depends.

Applying for Multiple Jobs

Applying for different positions in the company works if you are truly qualified for the positions you're applying to.

It also helps if you are tailoring your résumé for each position. Another factor you must consider is the size of the company. If it is a large company, then there's a good chance are won't get the same hiring manager reviewing each application.

Most importantly, even if you're applying for multiple positions, try to limit yourself and be realistic. Applying to two or three positions you qualify for is acceptable, but submitting your résumé for every single position listed can be a turnoff.

Some recommend applying to one job at a time and, if you don't hear back and some time has passed, applying to another position later. However, there's a chance that the jobs may be gone by the time you're ready to apply again. You'll have to weigh the risks.

Sample Cover Letter

The following is a cover letter example applying for two positions at the same company.

Your Name
Your Address
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Date

Name
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Organization
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Dear Mr./Ms.

Last Name:

Your IT department has advertised two job openings for which my experience directly qualifies me. While I do not have any direct chemical industry experience I do have nuclear power experience. The two are not directly related, but both industries endure extreme regulatory pressure for environmental impact.

I have been exposed to this kind of regulatory environment and I recognize how vital IT is for the record keeping that is necessary for dealing with that kind of scrutiny.

My IT experience gives me a unique ability to apply technology, in all its forms, to business processes. Some of the business process knowledge includes accounting, finance, facilities, inventory control, budgeting, vendor management and various operational processes.

I have experience with merger/acquisition events, high growth challenges, technology replacement projects and IT process improvement. I have delivered large technology projects on schedule/on budget and in alignment with the business strategy. Companies I have worked for include Dakil Energy, Hoppy Rent a Car, Digit Equipment, and Miners Gas and Electric.

I would enjoy an opportunity to talk with you or someone in your organization to see where my skill set would be of the greatest benefit to your company.

Sincerely,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

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