Early career change cover letter sample

Looking to make a career change early in your career? Check out this sample cover letter to help you make your case to employers.

Early career change cover letter sample

Whether you're looking for a pay raise, new challenges, or a change of pace, a career change is something plenty of workers consider at one (or more) time in their lives. In fact, according to a national survey by the University of Phoenix School of Business, 59% of U.S. workers want to shift careers.

If you're looking to change careers, you might want to check out jobs that don't require years of training and experience, such as:

When changing fields, especially early on in your career, it's important to outline your value proposition to a potential employer. This includes your transferrable skills, as well as how your experience can be of good use to their current business goals. View our cover letter sample below for a job seeker looking to make an early career change. And if you need more help, the experts at Monster's Resume Writing Service can work with you to craft a high-impact resume and cover letter to impress employers.

Career change sample cover letter

Amanda Snow
2 Fulton Ave. | Sometown, NY 55555 | (718) 555-5555 | Cell: (917) 444-4444
Email: amanda@somedomain.com | URL: www.amandasnowwebsite.com

September 28, 2010

Mr. Quincy Simpson
HR Manager
XYZ Corporation
1800 Broadway
Anytown, NY 11111

Dear Mr. Simpson:

If you are searching for a pharmaceutical sales representative with the ability to maximize sales within an assigned territory, we should speak. Currently a loan officer, it is my goal to leverage my relationship-building and strategic-sales skills to transition from the mortgage industry to the pharmaceutical sales sector.

I started contemplating this career change after graduating from Brooklyn College with a bachelor's degree in biology in 2007, but I wanted to take steps to prepare for the transition. In the last few years, I have been mentoring under an experienced pharmaceutical sales rep (who currently works for ABC Co.), and studying pharmaceutical product lines across various therapeutic classes. Armed with this industry research and product foundation, I am confident that I would be a successful rep for XYZ Corporation.

I also developed skills in the mortgage industry that are relevant to pharmaceutical sales. The loan process is highly consultative, and I demonstrated strengths in building positive relationships, offering excellent customer service and coaching clients throughout the process. Always focused on exceeding production goals, last year I: 


  • Originated and closed $8.5 million in residential loans.
  • Held "Top Loan Originator" honors for the NY region.
  • Earned "Top Producer" ranking for GHI Loan Company, sourcing a partnership that enabled a new product offering.

You should know that I love selling, meeting new people and aggressively following up on all leads. I am also very comfortable using medical terminology and interacting with healthcare professionals. If you agree that I would make a positive addition to your team, please call me at home at (718) 555-5555 or on my cell at (917) 444-4444 to arrange an interview. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to speaking with you.


Amanda Snow

Enclosure: Resume