A Shop Assistant’s cover letter is the most important part of an application when applying for a job. More often than not, the employer sees a cover letter before a resume and half decides whether the applicant is eligible or not. A letter needs to be precise yet have enough content to make the employer want to pick up an applicant’s resume with interest.

Let us have a look at an example here; An applicant looking for a job as a shop assistant would look for a place where he would be able to apply his skills in terms of customer services, good communication, and supervisory skills and of course experience in retail activities.

It is important that the applicant does not give out too much information in a cover letter as that will not leave much room for giving out information at the actual interview.

A Shop Assistant Cover Letter is essentially a selling gimmick for an applicant’s qualities which should leave the employer wondering and looking forward to discovering what the former has to offer. Hence, a cover letter has to be a very good piece of writing because it can very well act as a deciding factor for an employer.


Shop Assistant Cover Letter Sample


Richard Belta
54 Example 7th Street
Madison, WI 65887
(000) 987-9632

September 13, 2013

Mr. Owen Kent
Hiring Manager
J. F. Ahern Co.
231 Some New Street
Madison, WI 54412


Dear Mr. Kent:

This is with reference to your advertisement for a vacancy of Shop Assistant at the J. F. Ahern Co. I would like to apply for this position as my qualifications and experience are in accord with your requirements as well as your organization’s goals.

I am a highly motivated individual and very confident in my capability to work in a demanding retail environment. I enjoy my work and have a demonstrated ability to meet targets effectively; a team player who can effectively look after operations in the absence of shop manager. Moreover, I have effective customer service and cash handling skills. My expertise in MS Office Suite and Retail Software gives more weight to my job application. The enclosed resume contains further details of my extensive and relative experience as a shop assistant.

I appreciate you taking out the time to consider my application and look forward to an interview with you. I will call your office in the week of September 22 to follow-up. During this period, you may reach me at (000) 987-9632.

Thank you for your time and consideration.



Richard Belta

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