A cover letter is the most important part of an application when applying for a shop assistant 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 shop assistant cover 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.

A cover letter for a shop assistant resume 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

May 5, 2017

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 be considered for this position as my qualifications and experience perfectly complement your requirements and your organization’s goals.

I am a highly motivated individual who is capable of working 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. My effective customer service and cash handling skills are applauded by supervisors many times. Expertise in MS Office Suite and Retail Software gives more weight to my job application. The enclosed resume details my extensive and relative experience as a shop assistant.

I will call your office in the week of May 11 to follow-up and schedule our meeting. Thank you for taking the time to review my application, and for your consideration.



Richard Belta

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