The easiest part of a Business Development Associate cover letter is the ending. Short and simple, this part marks the end of a candidate’s initial communication – and the beginning of the decision making process on the employer’s side. The most difficult part is beginning the letter. Most of us begin cover letters following a sigh and a frown. This is natural. Even though you know that a cover letter makes the possibility of you getting a job high, you will still feel ungrateful at this point. Natural again!
However, if your head is full of negativity, you might not be able to write a cover letter to your full potential. Remember that this is an extremely important part of the job application process and you cannot take it non-seriously. Relevance, conciseness and informative are three words that should come to the employer’s mind when he reads your cover letter. A piece of writing that boasts all three is a sure winner.
You don’t have to include everything that you have done in your professional life in a cover letter. However, do not miss out on the big things in the process. Your achievements and qualifications must stand out. So should any specific certifications or training that are relevant to the Business Development Associate position.
526 Maple Street
Mount Washington, KY 20212
Fredrick @ email . com
December 4, 2015
Mr. Anthony Bell
William Blair and Company
36 Owen Lane
Mount Washington, KY 25896
Dear Mr. Bell:
Your advertisement for a business development associate came just in time. Having recently finished a business development internship at Onavio, I fit the description of an “energetic, resourceful people person with first-hand experience in strategic business development stratagems” perfectly.
The internship at Onavio was extremely insightful – the pressure of work was intense, which ended up in extensive business development training. Here is a short list of some of the skills that I now have to my name:
• Unmatched ability to generate a consistent number of leads on a periodic basis
• Extraordinary talented in making pitches, identifying strong leads and scheduling meetings with prospective clients
• Hands-on experience in managing full scale business development cycles, including prospecting, contacting, nurturing and closing deals
• Competent at working collaboratively with marketing and sales teams to exceed provided targets
There is much more where this comes from and I would like to meet with you in person to provide you with more details. I will be in touch regarding an interview soon. In the interim, please contact me at (000) 858-3232 if the need arises.
Thank you for your time and consideration.