Shipping and Receiving Manager cover letters that are about “you” are often looked at with a rolled eye and a curled lip. Ones that are about “them” are the ones that are seen with a smile. It is important to be selfless when you write a cover letter. While your own interests may be foremost in your mind, you cannot make that obvious in a cover letter. Employers of course know that you want a job for security and a paycheck but they do not want you to tell them that. Instead, they want to know what you are willing to do for them in exchange of the security and paycheck that they will give to you at the end of each month.
So when you think “cover letter”, think of a selfless document, written especially to tell a prospective employer what you are willing to do for them and how capable you are. There is a lot that you can do to convince an employer – mention of job-related skills and competencies and accomplishments make a huge difference. You tell an employer that you are capable of handling all that he wants you to and you are doing yourself a great favor.
65 Example Street
Nampa, ID 56989
January 28, 2016
Mr. Mike West
Manager Human Resource
Midwest Industrial Rubber
3758 W Mollywood Road
Nampa, ID 52101
Dear Mr. West:
Serendipity is when you are well-versed in handling the high demands of a warehouse environment and start off your day with finding a vacancy for a shipping and receiving manager position in one of the most successful companies in the state! Because my qualifications and your requirements see eye to eye, I would like to offer my expertise in managing the shipping and receiving activities at the Midwest Industrial Rubber warehouse.
My capabilities include:
• Exceptional talent for streamlining both shipping and receiving activities, aimed at optimizing warehouse operations.
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate the activities of warehouse workers to ensure accuracy of order picking and streamlined storage of incoming shipments.
• Highly experienced in handling inventory of stock, targeted at maintaining optimum inventory levels.
I would like to meet with you in person so that I can provide you with a comprehensive overview of why I believe that I am the right fit for a shipping and receiving manager position at your company. To set up an interview date and time, I will call you by the end of this week. You can get in touch with me at (000) 632-8545 if you need any further information in the meantime.
Thank you for your time and consideration.