Finally found a merchandiser vacancy that you have been dreaming of? Brilliant! It is time to start your homework. Not real work, but work that will eventually lead you to real work. And that is the resume and cover letter writing for merchandiser position. Once you are done with your resume, you will need to look into writing a cover letter that will complement it. Before you ask, cover letters are definitely important as they lend credibility to a resume. You cannot send in a resume and think I am done – let’s wait for the interview call. An interview call isn’t coming!
But if you send a well-worded cover letter, your chances of being called for an interview doubles. Why? Let’s be honest here. Resumes may be difficult to write and possess a lot of information but they do not have it in them to connect to a prospective employer. They are considered pieces of information which are necessary for the job application process but have no language to speak. So a merchandiser resume should never risk its reputation by stepping out into the market unaccompanied by a cover letter.
Is there any specific way to write a cover letter? Yes, there is. You cannot just plonk information on a piece of paper and be done with it. You have to be systematic. And use a certain type of language.
1025 S. 6th Street
Broomall, PA 19083
reeva @ email . com
August 31, 2015
Manager Human Resource
8920 Gerard Road
Broomall, PA 19083
Dear Mr. Swas:
If you posted the advertisement looking for a merchandiser who is focused on quality, knows territory management inside out and possesses exceptional reporting skills, then I am where your search ends. As an accomplished merchandiser who has great insight into handling competitive analysis and is completely customer-focused, I offer Hasbro the following:
• Proven track record of planning product ranges and preparing sales and stock plans in conjunction with buyers’ specific needs
• Expert in presenting forecasts, planning budgets and determining new figures for new product ranges
• Adept at researching new market trends and maintaining awareness of competitors’ performances
Mr. Swas, let’s meet in person to discuss your requirements and my abilities further. I will be in touch with you after few days so that we can decide a mutually convenient time to meet. If you need any additional information regarding my qualifications and credentials, I am available at (000) 111-1111.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
746 Princess Avenue
North Las Vegas, NV 83333
August 31, 2015
Mr. Ted Clinton
34 Butterfly Sky Street
North Las Vegas, NV 44444
Dear Mr. Clinton:
I was recently in conversation with Darren Nelson who works as a Procurement Manager with Ahold USA in which he mentioned that your company is looking to hire a Merchandiser. With my experience in developing merchandising plans and implementing plan-o-grams, displays and promotions, I am positive that I will make a sizeable addition to your organization.
While working at Bistro Deals, I was involved in developing comprehensive category business plans consistent with the overall goals of the company. I am trained in providing analytical support for over all category and portfolio development and can conduct regular category assessments to include supplier, market and retailer components. I am also proficient in analyzing sales and customer trends to make adjustments to maximize the business and proactively seek put new opportunities to grow the business.
My proven leadership qualities along with strong knowledge of merchandising, planning and forecasting will assist me in managing merchandising activities for your company on an extremely professional manner. I will call you in a week to ask for an interview date and will be available at (444) 444-4444 if you require more information from me.
Thank you for your time and consideration.