January 1, 2006
27273 Veterans Circle
Arlington, TX 76016
Dear Mr. Coobs:
Would your company benefit from having someone on-board who can consistently deliver sales and profitability boosts? If so, I would like to present my candidacy for tenure with __________(COMPANY).
Having reached the ceiling at my most recent position Ð __________(TITLE) at __________(COMPANY)Ð I decided to take the next step in my career. Your company has always interested me because of its products and marketing strategies, and I am very interested in exploring the opportunity to continue my career with __________(COMPANY).
My background encompasses __(NUMBER) years of progressive management experience at __________(COMPANY) in major metropolitan areas on both U.S. coasts. Areas of strength include quick and sustained performance turnarounds and competitive positioning in challenging, saturated markets. My record is one of delivering results through a combination of bottom-line focus, team empowerment, and industry savvy. I attribute my rapid career progression to my unique balance of skills in these areas of Òprofit and people.Ó
In addition to offering you a proven record of bottom-line improvements, I bring to the table:
Innovation: I am known as an independent thinker and a creative problem solver. I have built a reputation for achieving things in new, innovative ways. Consistently pioneering programs, methodologies, tools, and strategies to take businesses to the next level.
Public Speaking/Presenting: Other people's #1 fear is one of my passions! I thoroughly enjoy and am very successful at driving process improvement by developing staff and achieving high buy-in ratios through group presentations, passing on knowledge as well as enthusiasm. Presented to groups of up to ___(NUMBER).
Industry Savvy: Throughout my career, I have continuously pioneered ways to equip my employers with a competitive edge. I frequently perform nationwide trend spotting and forecasting in major industry areas, often at my own expenses. I have leveraged my insights gathered during these trips to the advantage of my employers, usually resulting in increased profits and branching out into highly profitable departments and markets.
You might also be interested to know that I have built-up an extensive network within the industry, which I'd be happy to leverage __________(COMPANY)'s advantage.
Please note that I am available for travel. Although my enclosed resume details my most important career highlights, it cannot fully convey my drive, energy, and enthusiasm. Therefore, I look forward to an opportunity to explore a possible match by discussing your specific needs and the way in which I can contribute. I will contact your office next week to follow-up and see if we can schedule a mutually convenient meeting. In the interim, please feel free to contact me at my cell phone __________(PHONE/E-MAIL) or my home phone __________(PHONE/E-MAIL) for additional information.