Career change cover letter sample
Wondering how to change careers? Start by explaining your value in your cover letter.
Whether you're actively pursuing changing careers or simply considering a career change, it's not like you're abandoning your existing skills altogether and diving into the great unknown. You'll be expected to transfer all your hard-earned talents and experience to a new industry and learning to apply them in productive ways. That's why it's especially important to outline your value proposition to a potential employer on your cover letter. View our career change cover letter sample below.
1400 Main St.
Sometown, PA 11111
Phone: (215) 555-5555
Jan. 10, 2019
VP Business Development
15 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 12345
I am writing to you as a fellow graduate of Hofstra University (class of 2012) and would sincerely appreciate any insight you could provide me into McClain Companies. I have been working in sales for almost seven years, and I am now looking to transition into corporate human resources at a company such as yours.
Although successful in my sales career, I have realized the aspects of my work I find most rewarding are all in HR-related functions. The following offers a few highlights of my qualifications:
- Solid foundation in HR affairs: As senior account executive, I have been responsible for a number of HR functions, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring and training new employees. A quick learner of complex concepts and legal issues, I am eager to broaden these competencies.
- Dynamic communication style: I am adept in building relationships, consensus and a shared sense of purpose. I am known for my ability to quickly establish trust with employees, mediate disputes and motivate others into action.
- Experience in corporate training: A constant throughout my sales career has been my passion for the design and delivery of staff development programs. Comfortable and experienced giving both large and small-group presentations, I have conducted hundreds of training seminars for diverse audiences across all organizational levels.
If you know of anyone within McClain Companies who might be looking for someone with my qualifications, I would be very grateful for your referral. Thanks in advance for any assistance you may be able to provide.
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