Communicating with a prospective employer directly is difficult. One can get tongue tied and give off the impression of being nervous and incompetent. The cover letter is a means of communication that does not let either happen. It gives you a chance to say what you want to say, while providing opportunity to backspace and delete if needed.
The only problem most applicants face when writing a cover letter is that they do not know how to write to impress. Since the cover letter gives you leeway where time is concerned, you can write and rewrite your resume at your will, and send it only when you feel that you have indeed done a good job. Remember that the cover letter is a tool that can be used to highlight everything about you, including your work related accomplishments and defined skills for a particular job. Hence, a cover letter should never be left out in a job application set – in fact, it is called a “set” because the cover letter is in it!
Should you highlight your experience in a cover letter? Well, you do not need to put it in but it is best that you do so that your “case” becomes strong. However, the cover letter is no place to write details about your experience. Want to see what a cover letter should say? Read on!
54 7th Street
Largo, FL 21420
September 27, 2016
Mr. Peter Donovan
4521 Uzi Road
Largo, FL 58002
Dear Mr. Donovan:
The importance of both life and home insurance is not lost on an insurance sales agent who has been in the business for over 8 years. Comprehending clients’ insurance coverage requirements and ensuring that they are provided with an individualized insurance umbrella is my specialty.
If hired at this position at Allied Group, your company and clients will benefit from the following talents:
• Track record of customizing insurance programs to suit individual customers to cover a variety of risks.
• Highly skilled in establishing an ongoing relationship with clients through delivery of world class client services.
• Demonstrated ability to educate and advise clients on their insurance options and benefits of various plans.
• Proficient in utilizing online insurance raters to generate quotes and working effectively with clients to ensure accurate coverage.
As someone who has a competitive spirit and drive to achieve personal and sales goals, I am positive that my addition to your team will be a positive one. I will call you after the weekend to see if a meeting can be arranged. Until then, you can reach me at (666) 666-6666 if you require additional information.