January 1, 2006
John Dunmire Clever
35322 Oak Place
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Dear Mr. Clever:
_________(NAME) recommended that I forward my resume to you concerning a ____________(TITLE) position with your company. Although currently employed as ____________(TITLE) at ____________(COMPANY), I am pursuing my long-time goal: a career in the ____________(FIELD) industry.
I offer ____________(COMPANY) a unique background of successful experience in sales and science, with natural relationship building and selling skills and an innate fascination for science as related to ____________(ITEM). My __(NUMBER)-year track record is characterized by consistent bottom-line contributions, exceeding sales quota, and pro-active problem solving initiatives.
I am familiar with and impressed by your company's selling and marketing strategies and I would welcome the opportunity to join your team and increase sales by leveraging:
Communication, negotiation, and closing skills Ð I generated $__(NUMBER) million in sales for ____________(COMPANY)'s merchants in a year.
Ability to build trust and rapport instantly Ð I penetrated challenging territory, signing __(NUMBER) merchants in __(NUMBER) months, exceeding quota of __(NUMBER).
Customer service and client retention skills Ð __(NUMBER)% customer satisfaction rate. Handle full sales and customer service cycle.
Tenacity, determination, and follow-through Ð commended by vendors/partners for persistence, leading to contracts.
Entrepreneurial, self-motivated mentality Ð launched direct-marketing initiatives. Pursued clients through networking presentations, cold calling, and account-management efforts.
Energy and enthusiasm about product benefits to clients.
Please note that I am fluent in Spanish and willing to travel or relocate.
A personal meeting would be a great way for us to discuss your sales challenges and the benefits I can bring to ____________(COMPANY). I can make myself available at your convenience and will call you next week to schedule an appointment.