Gone are the days when you could just walk into a company and say that you were looking for a job – and then be expected to quickly hand-write a cover letter to tell the decision makers how you fit. The process has becomes extremely refined now, almost bordering on meticulousness. Handling hundreds of walk-in applicants cannot be easy – well-written cover letters sent through mail or email provide hiring managers with a chance to screen and pick out ones that truly meet their requirements. This makes it easy for them to see who fits in and who is a definite no.
However, this process leaves out one important thing. The hiring manager may fail to see you as a good candidate if you haven’t written your cover letter in a manner that truly highlights your abilities at the workplace. That may be your fault – if you do not use the right type of language, you may have a problem communicating your abilities to a prospective employer.
The cover letter is a tool through which you can show a prospective employer how well you fit in, without actually being present physically. Make the best use of this advantage by writing a cover letter that speaks to the reader. And here is a cover letter that does just that!
524 South Street
Tazewell, VA 25411
July 7, 2016
Mr. Ronald Hemmingway
222 Chadwick Road
Tazewell, VA 55225
Dear Mr. Hemingway:
With over 12 years of experience at different levels in the collections department of a large agency, I am quite confident that you will find me to be the perfect candidate for a collections specialist position at Werner Enterprises. Not only have I managed to change the “delinquent” status of 75% of the company’s non-payment accounts, I have brought down the overall delinquency quotient by a staggering 90%!
Allow me to provide you with details on my specific capabilities that brought this about:
• Highly experienced in creating and implementing follow-up and collections strategies, aimed at reducing outstanding payments.
• Demonstrated expertise in devising payback installment plans to suit both clients’ and the company’s requirements.
• Well-versed in creating and implementing policies to discourage delinquencies and ensure financial strength of all accounts.
These attributes, coupled with an aggressive yet customer-oriented approach, has led me to gain success in various areas within the collections department. If you would like to hear more about this, please feel free to contact me at (000) 966-5214.