Preparing a cover letter when you are thinking of changing your career can be tough. While your expertise lies in one field, it is difficult to make an employer believe that you can be an asset to a totally different line of work. But it is not impossible. If you send in a well written cover letter, you might just land that job you want so much!
Cover Letter Example for Changing Careers
81 Example 6th Street
New York, NY 02774
June 9, 2012
Mr. Darrel Cutlass
Senior Manager (HR)
27 Some Street
New York, NY 04145
Dear Mr. Cutlass:
I am writing in response to your recent advertisement for the position of HR Manager. I have been awaiting just such an opportunity where I can provide benefit of my diverse skills to Amway Foods. I am presently working as Sales Manager in the sales department and have recently come to realize that my Human Resources skills are much superior to my sales skills.
Appreciating the fact that I may be more productive in the HR department, I decided to write to you in interest of the job opening for a Human Resources Manager in the HR department. I would like to bring to your notice that I am already handling some duties of an HR manager despite being a Sales Manager including hiring and training new employees and managing legal issues pertaining to employees in my team and the office in general. My dynamic communications style allows me success in building relationships as I am quite popular for my ability to motivate my team and mediate disputes.
As an enthusiastic candidate, I am confident that I can do justice to this job as hiring within the company is always a notch above hiring fresh employees. I am attaching my resume for your reference and will call you on Friday for a follow up. Thank you for your time in reading this.