Dear Human Resources Director:
My name is Abigail Davis and I am currently employed as a sales assistant in the health products department of Peaceful Spa in Woodstock where I have been working for the past 2 years. I am moving to Midtown Atlanta within the next 6 weeks and would love to be considered for a sales assistant position at Midtown Spa. My immediate supervisor, Jill Franklin, at Peaceful Spa supports my decision to move in town and seek employment in the area. A reference letter from her is attached with my resume.
It would be a privilege to work in the health products division of a nationally renowned spa like Midtown. This has been my dream for quite some time and I believe everything I have learned about health products over the last 2 years while working at Peaceful Spa gives me an advantage over other applicants with no experience. Should you choose to hire me I look forward to going through your training program to learn about your spa’s unique products.
I have a great deal of experience selling many common spa products including aromatherapy candles, gentle exfoliating soaps, soothing gel masks for puffy eyes, high quality massage oils for aching muscles and various levels of yoga DVDs. Right now I am half way through a 6-week certified continuing education course on vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements for dietary and health needs. I will be qualified to sell such products upon completion of this course. I know that Midtown Spa sells a wide variety of dietary supplements and herbal remedies and that is why I wanted to take the time to learn as much as possible about these types of products.
I hope you will consider me for a sales assistant position as soon as one becomes available. I am willing and able to work evenings and weekends. I can come to your office for a personal interview at your convenience. Please feel free to contact me on (555)-555-5555 or via email at [email] Thank you for your consideration.
Example 2 -Unadvertised Opening
This sales assistant cover letter example is from an individual who works as an assistant at a small privately owned clothing store in a suburban area. She is moving to a larger city and wishes to find work at a bigger store that offers better commissions and room for advancement.
Dear Human Resources Director:
My name is Kelly Miller and I am a sales assistant at Cherry Park Fashions in Cherry Park, Colorado. I am moving soon to Denver and am seeking a sales assistant position at ABC Department Stores. I am available to work any shift at any of your stores in the Denver area. During my 3 years at Cherry Park Fashions I worked in women’s clothing, jewelry and accessories. I assisted the owner with purchasing and bookkeeping duties, and I was responsible for all window displays. I also took some continuing education courses in computer technology and learned how to administer the store’s website. I came up with special promotions to attract customers, including printable coupons on the website.
During my 3 years at Cherry Park Fashions I took online courses and earned my Associate’s Degree in Public Relations at Cherry Park Community College. I greatly enjoy working with the general public and consider providing superior customer service one of my strongest talents. It is my goal to make sure customers receive appropriate attention and assistance in making their clothing selections. I also help customers choose jewelry, purses, wraps and hats to complement their outfits. I find tremendous pleasure in helping customers leave the store with a fabulous outfit for the special events in their lives.
Although I enjoy my work at Cherry Park Fashions, I am moving to Denver and need to find employment there. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to work at ABC Department Stores, and hope you will consider my application and resume. My current employer, Vicki Miles, was kind enough to write a letter of reference for me and the letter is attached. I am available to come to your office for a personal interview any time at your convenience. Please feel free to contact me at (555)-555-5555 or by email at [email]
Example 3 – Response to Job Postings and Classifieds Ads
This sales assistant cover letter example is from an assistant to supports a team of sales representatives who sell accounts receivable management software to physician practices. She is applying for a position at a larger company that offers better pay and more generous benefits than that of her current employer.
Dear Human Resources Director:
My name is Darcy Jones and I am a sales assistant with XYZ Software Corporation in Galveston, Texas where I have worked for the past 4 years. I am relocating to Houston in the next month and am responding to your ad in the Houston Chronicle for a sales assistant at ABC Medical Software Solutions. I began working at XYZ immediately after earning my Associate’s Degree in Computer Technology and have learned a great deal about the medical software industry.
Your ad indicates that you are looking for someone with experience in designing PowerPoint presentations for sales purposes as well as brochures using the Clip Art and Shapes features in Microsoft Word. I am able to handle these tasks and more. I am skilled at designing flow charts using the SmartArt feature as well as writing proposals using the Quick Parts feature.
In addition, I have experience with Excel and can format almost any kind of sales report or client report. I know how to create formulas and am skilled at designing pivot tables as well. I can also create various charts and graphs to spice up virtually any report. I have excellent computer skills and am able to assist clients on the phone or answer questions that prospective clients may have about software products and services.
I am able to be flexible and work late or on weekends to help the sales team meet deadlines. I am also skilled at assisting the sales staff in preparing for trade shows and I am also able to attend trade shows if necessary. I believe I could be an asset to your organization as I enjoy supporting sales representatives and am determined to help them generate more sales and bring more revenue into the company.
I am available for a personal or phone interview any time at your convenience. I can be reached on my cell phone at (555)-555-5555 or by email at [email] I hope you will consider my attached application, resume and reference letter from my current employer. I would appreciate the opportunity to join the team at ABC Medical Software Solutions.