Customized Cover Letter Example

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The following example of a cover letter focuses on a career change and the skills required for a position in sales and communications.

Customized Cover Letter Example
 

Your Contact Information
Address
City, State, Zip Code
Phone Number
Cell Phone Number
Email

Employer Contact Information
Name
Title
Company
Address
City, State, Zip Code

Date

Dear Mr./Ms. LastName

I am applying for the Inside Sales position posted on (website where position was posted).

At your convenience, I'd appreciate the opportunity to discuss the position and my candidacy with you. You can find my resume attached.

I am looking to bring my well-honed public relations, marketing, and client-focused interpersonal communication skills to an inside sales position.

Pertinent experience and skills for the posted position include:

  • The power of persuasion. I’ve pitched stories for C-level executives via phone and email and placed them in major media outlets, such as MSNBC, CIO Magazine, Sirius Satellite Radio, MSN Money, AARP Bulletin, and The New York Daily News.
  • The ability to reach key audiences. As a journalist, I published stories for print and online publications, including CareerJournal.com, CollegeJournal.com and StartupJournal.com (online publications of The Wall Street Journal), Consumers Digest, Woman's Day, and ePregnancy Magazine. As a copywriter, my work has been used in email marketing, online and offline advertisements, blogs, brochures, taglines, and websites.
  • Strong financial aptitude. My experience includes more than a decade in the accounting profession in external and internal client-facing environments.
  • With a B.S. in accounting from Southern New Hampshire University, and a minor in management information systems, I have have the hard skills required to succeed in a sales role.
  • Strong computer skills. I am experienced in both Microsoft and Mac software and also have a basic-level familiarity with HTML, CSS, and digital design.
  • I bring a variety of personal skills that will ensure success in this role: I am a good listener with a solid work ethic and an insistent desire to excel. I have a proven ability to meet deadlines without fail and enjoy a fast-paced environment. I'm also a fast learner with extraordinary factual recall.

I'd love to find out more about the position you're looking to fill, and I would welcome the opportunity to tell you how my skills and ideas can benefit (name of company). I can be reached at (555) 555-5555 or name@gmail.com.

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name

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