Attention Grabbing Cover Letters


Your cover letter is an excellent opportunity to distinguish yourself from other candidates. This is the time to highlight your skills and show why you’re the ideal candidate for the position. Begin your cover letter with a strong opening statement that will grab the hiring manager’s attention and increase your chances of getting an interview.  Highlight relevant skills and experience that are consistent with the company’s needs and the position to which you are applying to. Keep it short and avoid regurgitating what’s already on your resume.

 

Sample Cover Letter 1

Dear [Recipient's Name]

I am writing in response to the [Job Title] position advertised in the [Advertising Source]. I am confident that my skills and knowledge make me an excellent candidate for the position.

As a customer service supervisor, I have implemented and executed effective strategies in administering 1st call resolution. My team has consistently ranked in the top five for customer satisfaction throughout my tenure with [Company Name]. Coaching, developing and empowering my team has allowed us to decrease handle time and reduce labor, while increasing productivity.

Attached is my resume for your review. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss my experience in greater detail, and how my contributions can benefit [Company Name].

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]
[Address]

[City State Zip Code]
[Phone Number]
[Email Address]


Sample Cover Letter 2

Dear [Recipient's Name]

I am writing to express an interest in the [Job Title] position advertised on [Advertising Source].com. Upon review of the job requirements, I feel it is a direct match with my qualifications and experience.

Conceiving, developing and executing strategies and initiatives that drive revenue, growth, competitive market positioning and shareholder value is what I do best! Throughout my career I have earned a track record of success in managing complex business initiatives such as:

  • The successful opening of a 500-seat call center in Manila, Philippines.
  • Managing an operating budget in excess of $12 million dollars.
  • The conception and implementation of the Customer Retention department, resulting in a 14% decrease in customer cancellations and increasing annual revenue in excess of $3 million dollars.
  • Managing the operational and systems infrastructure of a 1000 seat call center.
  • Authored and implemented company-wide quality guidelines resulting in an 18% increase in customer satisfaction scores. Lead Industry in first call resolution in 2013 and 2014 as recognized by J.D. Power and Associates. 

 

I have attached my resume for your review and look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.  Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]
[Address]

[City State Zip Code]
[Phone Number]
[Email Address]


Sample Cover Letter 3

Dear [Recipient's Name]

 

I am writing in response to the Director of Human Resources position advertised on college2careers.org. With over 11 years of experience in Human Resources, I am well-versed in recruiting, training, process development, and compensation and benefits. Throughout my career, I have experienced numerous successes in the creation and implementation of policies, procedures and processes that have had a positive impact to the company’s bottom line.

I am a team player and interact well with employees at all levels, and take great pride in being measured yet decisive in critical situations. As Director of Human Resources, I bring effective written and oral communication skills, leadership and team building ability, and am able to manage human resource activities across multiple locations.

I have attached my resume for your review and look forward to meeting with you to discuss how my skills and qualifications would be a perfect fit for your organization. 

Thank you for your time and consideration.


[Your Name]
[Address]

[City State Zip Code]
[Phone Number]
[Email Address]

 

Sample Cover Letter 4

Dear [Recipient's Name]

I would like to express my interest in the Human Resource Specialist position advertised in the Houston Gazette.

I have developed my career through experience in recruiting, hiring, training, benefits administration, and the creation and implementation of company-wide handbooks and policies which resulted in:

  • Effective conflict resolution and mentoring programs that increased employee retention by 25% and decreased recruiting costs by 12%.
  • Successfully staffed over 250 positions in a new call center for Health One Services.
  • Properly managed TWC documentation and hearings resulting in a 30% reduction in claims.
  • Implemented facility equity program and salary scale changes resulting in $75,000 in annual savings.

 

I have a strong interest in the Human Resource Specialist position and look forward to discussing how my experience could benefit your organization.

I have attached my resume for your review. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Sincerely,

[Your Name]
[Address]

[City State Zip Code]
[Phone Number]
[Email Address]

 




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