So you want to apply for a merchandising assistant job you think is going to be absolutely wonderful. You worked really hard on your resume, and now you want to write a cover letter, because you know the importance of a cover letter. But you don’t know how. Let’s see …
One: No flowery language. A lot of people think that you should show your communication skills through language, and so they use what they think are poetic words and strange puns and things. And the minute the letter reaches the hiring manager and he begins to read it, he stops, shakes his head to clear it, and thinks “I don’t want this”.
Write clearly and concisely. This is an official letter.
Two: Don’t try to put any frills in your letter. Write about your skills, and how they match the job advertisement. Say how you can take the company forward, how you can help it grow and develop.
A merchandising assistant cover letter is not about you. It is about the employer, so that’s what you have to focus on. Try to create a bond with the prospective employer.
And that’s basically it!
This is how to write a cover letter for merchandising assistant resume.
363 7th Street
Duluth, MN 20201
November 4, 2015
Ms. Susanne Watanabe
Human Resource Manager
Buy and Carry
607 Main Street
Duluth, MN 23833
Dear Ms. Watanabe:
It happens only once in a while that you find an advertisement for a job at a place you’ve always wanted to work. Imagine my joy when I came across just such an advertisement – your ad for a Merchandising Assistant piqued my interest for several reasons.
I am an experienced merchandising assistant who is competent at working with cross functional teams in the development and management of product lines. The skills I have seem to match what you need very well:
• Successful record of building strong teams to work on several product lines at the same time
• Demonstrated ability to handle all aspects of a products data including size, colors, price, and product numbers
• Adept at making assortment plans to meet customers’ needs
I would like to meet with you since I feel that only then can I communicate my qualifications and abilities properly. I will contact your office early next week to find out when you have time to see me. In the meantime I can be reached at (999) 999-9999.
Thank you for your time and consideration.