A SAMPLE Cover Note

Most common uses:

  1. Response to ads, recruiters and company postings==>point of contact,
  2. Creative response to classified advertising==>hiring authority's boss,

ALWAYS GOES WITH RESUME ATTACHED


Date

ADDRESS BLOCK (Hint...Set up your templates for MSWord "mail merge")

Dear Xx,

I am writing to express my interest in your recent advertisement in the Morning News, in which you specified your need for a top producing Sales Executive in the Dallas marketplace. It seems an excellent match for my consistent track of success, specifically my work with marketing a professional services organization.

As you can readily see in the enclosed resume…

ALTERNATIVE OPENING ... I’ve read recently of your need for a top producing Sales Executive in the Dallas marketplace. It seems an excellent match for my consistent track of success, specifically my work with marketing a professional services organization. I would appreciate your assistance in getting my resume in the hands of the appropriate hiring manager. 

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(Insert ONE item of interest)  I have been involved in sales and marketing for over 15 years, most recently with executive level accountabilities for nearly 12 years.  My success has been driven by proven abilities in strategic planning, business model development, sales management, multi-channel distribution, marketing initiatives, organizational development and customer engagement. I have created and introduced Managed Services.  I have built dynamic, customer focused organizations. Please review the resume attached for greater detail.

I would appreciate an explorative conversation with you at your convenience. I will follow up with you soon to answer any immediate questions you may have. Should you have more immediate questions, do not hesitate to call me directly at 555-555-5555.

Regards,

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