If you are writing a cover letter for the first time, you may get cold feet! This is very natural because cover letter writing by entry level applicants is somewhat tricky.
Even if you have no prior experience in hand, you can still build an effective cover letter by organizing your thoughts and mentioning your skills gained through education and real life an experience – that is all you need to get started.
A cover letter of entry level candidates should contain 3 brief paragraphs.
First paragraph: Write the title of position and mention the source that informed you about the vacant position. Briefly describe your most relevant qualifications /skills and how you intend to use them to the benefit the company.
Second Paragraph: List your relevant skills and expertise gained through education, internships and real life experiences. Write short bullet sentences containing industry related keywords.
Third Paragraph: Restate your interest in obtaining the position and working for the prospective company. Proactively ask for an interview appointment. Also tell the employer when you will follow-up.
7 Jackson Road
Exeter, NH 66677
liam.notch @ email . com
March 30, 2017
Mr. Alan Foster
Manager Human Resources
122 Chester Nut Road
Exeter, NH 52424
Dear Mr. Foster:
As a fresh and energetic customer service professional I am very interested in joining your customer service department.
I recently completed my bachelor of business administration degree from the University of New Hampshire. During the course of my education, I have developed a number of customer care and account management skills which would be an asset for Cunningham Inc.
❖ Customer service: Very effective skills in engaging customers in positive and approachable manner while addressing and resolving their complaints.
❖ Negotiation: Able to negotiate within prescribed guidelines and purchase agreements with customers. Well versed in soliciting new business.
❖ Communication: Adept at communicating and convincing potential customers by phone and one-on-one.
❖ Liaison: Liaising between the customer and the company regarding customer requirements, scheduling, and delivery of existing orders, and new orders.
❖ Market Analysis: Demonstrated ability to monitor competitive activity and take appropriate actions
❖ Computer: MS Office applications, data entry, account creation and management and CRM software
Because my skills and capabilities are best explained in person, I would like to meet with you to further discuss how I can be a good fit to Cunningham Inc. I will contact you after two weeks to follow-up on my job application, and possibly to set up an interview. If you need any additional information, please call or email me at your earliest convenience.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you soon!