What makes your cover letter stand out to employers?
I’m an experienced recruiter and I’ve been a hiring manager, too. I’ve seen the same mistakes again and again throughout my career. But if you take a little extra time to avoid these common problems, your cover letter should really stand out!
Remember these four questions to help you write a successful cover letter and get hired:
- Why do you want to work for the company? What interests you about them?
- Talk about how your personality and skills align with what they do
- Why are you a good fit for this company and the job?
- Write about how your past work, life experiences and skills meet the important requirements of the job
- How are you personalizing this cover letter sample?
- Tailor your cover letter to the job you’re applying for
- Address the cover letter to whoever will be reading it. If you don’t know who will be reading it, you can address it as “To the Hiring Committee” or “To the Hiring Manager”
- Have you proofread your cover letter?
- Make sure to check for correct spelling and grammar before sending out your cover letter!
Dear Mrs. Johnson,
I am writing to express my sincere interest in the position of Account Manager with ABC Company.
For the past 2 years, I have been a leading account representative for Big Pharma Company, bringing in $1M in revenue last year. Over the years, I have managed five Fortune 500 companies, in addition to several award-winning regional healthcare conglomerates.
I pride myself in knowing my products through and through. I study each new service and product line meticulously, allowing me to communicate effectively with all client personnel, ranging from doctors to CFOs.
I am persuasive, tenacious, and possess high emotional intelligence. I understand the nuances of both top-up and bottom-down selling and am well-versed in client relationship management.
Analytical by nature, data drives everything I do. From knowing when to follow up with clients to measuring how much mark-up a client will allow, my data-driven approach gives me an edge above everyone else.
As an Account Manager on your team, I would immediately make an impact, as I am already well-versed in your processes and industry. Although I have loved my time at Big Pharma Company, I am now looking to work with a smaller, boutique organization, such as your ABC Company.
Please find my resume attached for you to review. I am available to interview at your convenience. I sincerely look forward to hearing from you!
How to write an account manager cover letter?
- Include your full name and contact information at the top of your cover letter
- Start the cover letter by respectfully addressing the recipient by name
- Mention where you found the job posting and your interest in the opportunity
- Use the first paragraph to explain why you would be a great hire as the account manager
- Briefly discuss your experiences, qualifications and accomplishments related to this opportunity
- Thank the reader and express interest in discussing the role in more detail
- End the cover letter with a professional sign-off and your full name
- Your cover letter should be one-page or or less in length