Cover letters can be as exciting as adventure novels, or as boring as office memos! It all depends on how you write them. Don’t make them look like professional documents that don’t impress. Instead, write them in a way that tells a story – your story. Nowadays, it is quite difficult to impress an employer who has read a dozen excellently written cover letters. If yours is better than all the ones that he has read before, or is even close in comparison, you are in luck. If not, you may lose out on your chances to gain an interview.
So, how would you know if what you have written is worth the prospective employer’s time? You cannot possibly tell for sure, but with a little research, you can perhaps figure out a few ways to impress him. If you keep it in mind that the cover letter is nothing if it doesn’t tell a story about your skills, experience and accomplishments as they relate to work, you will never have a problem in writing a dynamic cover letter. Each cover letter that you write for each position for which you have applied, needs to be one of its kind and relevant.
Here is a cover letter sample written for a boutique manager’s position:
October 22, 2016
Mr. Russel Wight
63 Pearl Road
Southampton, PA 73644
Dear Mr. Wight:
Anticipating a transition into holding a position where I will be acquainted with several different fashion brands, I would like to offer my services as a Boutique Manager at Bare Essentials.
Presently, I am managing Fashion Central, a high-end boutique with a very selective customer base, owing to its exclusive nature. Some of the qualifications that I possess, which make me an excellent contender to work at this position, include:
• Track record of creating staff schedules to ensure constant presence of staff members for each fashion brand
• Highly experienced in creating and maintaining a store environment geared to achieve sales and profit goals
• Demonstrated ability to resolve customer complaints to ensure repeat business opportunities
Having consistently exceeded personal and Fashion Central’s overall sales goals between 2011 and 2015, I am positive that hiring me will be a wise thing to do. To further articulate my abilities and interest in working for Bare Essentials, I will call you soon to set a time for an interview. In the interim, I can be contacted at (000) 256-8544.