Cover letters and resumes are both your marketing team – the cover letter probably running the show. An employer’s first impression is always the cover letter as he gets to read it first. This is why it is imperative that your cover letter shows you as a great fit for the position that interests you. It is not enough to say that you have the required skills and are interested in the job. You have to show it as well.
Your first step should be to research both the role and the organization. Do not just stop at the website – go through press releases, Google and informational interviews concerning the organization. Make a note of the skills sought and field-specific terms used in the job description and demonstrate how you have previously used them.
Make sure that your business development consultant cover letter is not a To Whom It May Concern document. And remember that your cover letter is a sample of your writing and communication skills, so make sure that you use the language appropriately. Tailor each cover letter to the specific position and organization that you are applying to. Do not just send one standardly written cover letter to everyone.
525 7th Street #87
Norwalk, CT 42510
Vince @ email .com
June 5, 2016
Mr. Phillip Cotler
74 Fitch Street
Norwalk, CT 06852
Dear Mr. Cotler:
The backbone of any organization, especially one that is so high on the Best Companies of the USA list, is its business development endeavors. Anticipating creating and implementing strategies to assist the company in minimizing losses and achieving increased profits, I offer myself as a viable candidate to fill the position of a business development consultant at IBM.
The following areas are where most of my expertise lie:
• Demonstrated ability to monitor and analyze current market trends and determine correlating business development strategies.
• First-hand experience in preparing specific recommendations based on carried out research.
• Highly skilled in developing and implementing new business models for client companies.
• Competent in overseeing the leads generation and follow up processes to meet self and company revenue goals.
This information is mere topping on the cake – what I have to offer in depth, is much more profound. But we should meet in person to discuss this. I will call you in a week regarding an interview. If on reviewing my credentials in the meantime you agree that I am the person you are looking for to fill the business development consultant position at IBM, I can be reached at (000) 120-1421.