Dear Ms. Rivas,
I am writing you today with regard to the position of Director of Sales, which you advertised this week in the newspaper. I am an experienced sales manager with a proven track record, and I would very much like to join your sales team. Please accept my application for the post. I include my resume and references for your consideration, and I look forward to meeting with you at your convenience to talk about why I am the best candidate for the job.
With twelve years in sales, the last five in a management position, I have a solid understanding of what it takes to close a deal and keep the customer coming back for more. I am a “hunter” who can find leads even in unlikely places, and I know how to turn a customer complaint into a business opportunity.
I have a thorough understanding of all aspects of the sales cycle, and experience handling high-ticket, multi-year contracts. My listening skills are top-notch. When it comes to working with diverse personalities, I know how to get along with any client or co-worker. I am most proud of my ability to deal with difficult personalities, and to make allies out of those who start out disgruntled.
Taking advantage of technology is one of my greatest strengths. Using computers to augment my networking results and to get the job done faster just makes good sense. Traveling is an integral part of the job.
Please get in touch so we can explore what I can do for your company. You will find me at (555)-555-5555 any day, any time.