Mid-career cover letter sample
The tips in this sample cover letter can help you find a job based on your experience and skills.
No matter where you are in your career, a well-crafted cover letter can be a great way to get your foot in the door at a new company. Think of your cover letter as a formal but friendly introduction between you and a hiring manager. You want to introduce yourself, note some of your professional accomplishments, and offer ways your skills and experience can benefit your potential employer.
Be sure to do your homework on the company; your cover letter should make it obvious that you've read the company's mission statement and recent press releases to indicate that you understand what the company is all about, as well as where it wants to go in the future.
Remember, as much as you're highlighting your own strong points, you want to make your cover letter about the company and how you could be of value to them. View our cover letter sample for a mid-career professional below.
Jessie B. Fairbanks
15 Oakwood Drive
Sometown, NY 11111
New York, NY 11111
Dear Mr. Jones:
In regard to the open cook position you have posted on Monster, I am very interested in the opportunity. Perhaps after reading this letter and enclosed resume, you will agree we have a mutually beneficial reason to meet. My credentials include:
- 12+ years of cooking experience in a hotel setting.
- A track record of increasing clientele by preparing top-quality meals and maintaining high standards of excellence.
- Respected leadership skills with experience training and motivating kitchen staff to work together as a team.
- Expertise in menu planning and food/supplies ordering.
- An uncompromising emphasis on quality, sanitation, waste reduction and cost savings.
ABC Hotel's mission and commitment to serving customers and the community is one that I share wholeheartedly. As a cook for Action Resort, I maintained an excellent performance record (using only two sick days throughout my 12-year tenure with the company) and earned a reputation for dedication, teamwork and a roll-up-your-sleeves work ethic.
The cook position sounds like an outstanding opportunity, and I would welcome the chance for an interview to discuss your needs and outline my strengths in person. You may reach me at (718) 555-5555. Thank you for your time and consideration of my resume, and I look forward to speaking with you.
Jessie B. Fairbanks
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