Sales Department Cover Letter
An employee applying for a job in the sales department needs to present himself/herself in a way that the skills required for a sales employee, could be seen by the employer. A sales department employee should be aggressive and very convincing, who would never give up and present his/her product as the best in the market. When an employee applies for a job in the sales department, he/she must therefore be able to first present himself/herself very strongly. Now since he/she does not get a chance to meet the employer before the interview, the sales department cover letter would prove to be useful for this. This cover letter helps the applicant in the sales department to apply for the job, and at the same time prove his/her candidature as the best for that particular position. The two sample sales department cover letters given below for two different positions would helps us understand how to write a cover letter that presents the skills of the candidate in the best possible way.
1. Sample Sales Department Cover Letter - for a candidate with experience in sales
Ms. Kelly Kole,
Dear Ms. Kole,
I am Kim Kimberley and am writing this letter in response to the advertisement posted in California Daily for the post of Sales Team Lead. I have 2 years of experience in the field of sales, and now I wish to move up to the position of Team Lead.
I have completed my Master's in Sales & Management, and am working as a Sr. Sales Executive with one of the reputed firms. I joined there as an intern, and was later appointed as a Sr. Sales Executive considering my dedication, qualification and ability. I have handled different clients, always over-achieved my targets, and am well adaptable to a flexible work environment needed in sales. Sales employee needs to put in extra efforts and in some cases work when others would be celebrating or enjoying their holidays. However, I have accepted this fact, and am very comfortable with it.
Unix Marketing Solutions would give me chance to work with a globally recognized firm. Unix has its operations in 5 countries and I would get to use my potential to the fullest, as well as learn a lot from the marketing strategies that Unix plans for different cultures.
I have attached my resume, academic certificates and appreciation letters herewith for your review. Please go through it to get a much clear idea of my qualification and abilities.
I believe that we could discuss this further if you could spare some time from your busy schedule to meet me in person.
I am awaiting your call, and looking forward to meet you soon.
Thanking you in anticipation.
2. Sample Sales Department cover letter - for a candidate with no experience
A candidate with no experience can apply for the most junior position in this field. Sales Executive is the position that a fresher can apply for. Every organization mentions the years of experience needed for a particular post. Some might take freshers as well, but it depends on the organization's decision. In this case, the candidate can use the cover letter given below.
Ms. Kelly Kole,
Dear Ms. Kole,
I am Kimberly Kim and I wish to present my candidature for the post of Sales Executive with Unix, as advertised in California Daily, dated 3rd October 2011.
I have recently completed my Graduation in Arts and am looking forward to take up a job to support my further studies. I wish to pursue an MBA in Marketing (correspondence), and so I believe that working in the sales department would be helpful for me. I would actually get to learn a lot and further prove a useful asset to the organization after completing my Masters. I am good in communications and posses a 'never give up' attitude. These skills are a must for any sales employee.
Unix is known for its customized Sales and Marketing strategies catering to five different countries. I have been a great admirer of your strategies, and follow every article written by, or for your organization.
I hope to meet you soon for a personal interview that would help us discuss this opportunity better.
In this sample, the candidate is a fresher and thus stresses upon her interest and relevant skills. Choose a sample cover letter that suits your resume, and make your application more impactful.