The days are bygone when you could write a cover letter in less than 5 minutes. Cover letters of today need more time and effort than they ever did in the past. The reason is perhaps the increasing competition, and with it, the increase in employers’ standards. If you spend only a little time on your cover letter, it shows in what you have written. Add substance to your cover letter by speaking about your skills and qualifications, and you can be sure that the next stop will be the interview stage!
Showing that you are both adaptable and flexible in a cover letter is very important. While you will not use these two words to describe yourself (we hope that you don’t), you have to imply that you are an individual who is open to new ideas and concepts. Showing that you can work independently also helps your case. A counter sales associate cover letter example that does this is provided below for your reference:
89 Opera Drive
Red Bud, IL 52144
March 16, 2017
Mr. Harris Ray
Human Resource Manager
652 Jacob Avenue East
Red Bud, IL 87541
Dear Mr. Ray:
If you could “design” the perfect counter sales associate for Lennox International, would a person who has a string of satisfied customers and repeat business instances to his name, meet your toughest specifications? If the answer is yes, I would like to further articulate my ability to be a truly contributory factor to your organization.
As one of the most highly regarded counter sales associate at Arlo Steel, I have been quite successful in engaging customers in conversation to determine exactly what it is that they are looking for. Since May 2016, I have increased my present place of employment’s sales by a staggering 75%, earning me both accolades from the management and bonuses at every sale exceeding a certain target. As someone who is able to effectively handle sales transactions, provide assistance to customers in locating their choice of products, manage product demonstrations, and handle cashiering work (all at the same time), I am sure that your organization will benefit greatly from my experience, and the hard work that I have put into self-training.
At the end of next week, I will contact your secretary to see if you have an available time slot when we can meet in person. Until then, you may contact me at (000) 333-5215 if you require additional information regarding my candidature and suitability to work at Lennox International.