Sales Cover Letter Template
If you are looking for a position in the field of sales, read and live by these cover letter samples featuring some of the most basic elements that recruiters look for in a sales cover letter. Customise them accordingly to fit your specific needs and qualifications.
Cover Letter Sample 1 (Entry Level, Print Copy)
This cover letter sample shows the proper format if you submit your cover letter in print form. In this case, the letter should be formatted as a formal business letter which includes a letterhead, date, inside address, salutation and complimentary close.
3 November 2015
Ms Ann Chan
Writing Tip: If you are a fresh graduate, or if you lack experience in the field that you are applying for, it is best to point up the experience and qualities that make you suitable for the job. In this cover letter sample, the candidate showcases his skills by telling his experience and achievements as a student and an athlete. Although he is new to the field of sales, he could impress the hiring manager with his optimistic tone and by indicating that he is a quick learner.
Cover Letter Sample 2 (Experienced, Email Copy)
This cover letter shows the proper format if you submit your cover letter through email. Unlike a formal business letter, a cover email only requires a salutation at the beginning and an email signature at the bottom that includes your name, address and contact information.
Email Subject: Peter Lee, Medical Sales Representative Position
Writing Tip: Beside having the cover letter properly formatted, it is essential for you to clearly communicate your key accomplishments and skills that are relevant to the position you are applying for. The best way to do so is to use bullet points to outline or summarise your skill set, or to convey the value of your accomplishments in numerical form (e.g. percentages).
NOTE: These application letter samples are for reference only. All information provided should be considered as fictional.
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Hiring Manager’s Name
341 Company Address
Palo Alto, California, 94301
Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],
In response to the posting for a Sales Manager at Epic Scope Technology, I am writing to demonstrate my interest in this position since I believe I have the necessary expertise and qualifications. Based on my many years in sales, marketing, management, and customer service, I am proficient and competent in my skills and knowledge.
As the previous Director of Sales at LT Design, I have had experience in recruiting, training, and developing my sales team nationally. I understand what it takes to manage a team, develop strong relationships with clients, efficiently meet sales quota, and maintain a vibrant and ambitious attitude as a representative for my company.
For the past 3 years as the Director of Sales, I persistently exceeded quotas and generated sales of at least $120,000 per fiscal quarter. I am confident in my abilities to do the same and perform well for Epic Scope Technology. I’ve also managed a sales team and have trained each of them to be a motivated sales representative for my company. I’ve successfully taught strategic sales and operations to my team, applying effective sales tactics that have proven to exceed quotas. With this managerial background, I can certainly achieve the same as a Sales Manager for Epic Scope Technology.
I understand Epic Scope Technology is growing rapidly in the tech industry, and you have recently merged with Slackpot Productions Inc, which has a huge focus in both design and technology. I have been in the product design industry for many years and understand both fields very well. With my industrial knowledge in both design and technology, I can easily and effectively meet sales objectives for Epic Scope Technology.
It is with great interest and enthusiasm that I apply to this position. With my strong work ethic and pro-activeness, I believe I can contribute a lot to Epic Scope Technology. Both my sales and managerial background, in addition to my industrial knowledge, makes me the perfect fit for this job.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I sincerely hope you will allow me the opportunity to prove my skills and experience through an interview. I look forward to hearing from you.