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 Ms. Ebony,
Upon discovering that there is a job opening for a Leasing Consultant at your firm, I hastened to submit my application for your review. As an experienced professional with years of demonstrated experience in successful, profitable property leasing transactions, I am confident that I am the ideal candidate for the job.
Not only does my track record prove my accomplishments in building strong relationships with clients, my experience also extends to managing comprehensive unit support and maintenance simultaneously to closing transactions. Strategic negotiations over lease agreements and renewals, managing leasing documents and building strong business relationships are only a few career accomplishments that I seek to transfer to your firm.
I am driven for success and have been built to negotiate effectively and efficiently with strong interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills that have resulted in successful communication between tenants and brokers and long lasting relationships that have propelled business success.
My current boss has always praised me for my strategic insights and market knowledge that creates discussion and brainstorming of marketing ideas which have led to substantial profit increases and successes. These achievements and accomplishments have put me in the ideal position to create a vital impact on the role of Leasing Consultant in your firm.
Should you require any clarification on the above, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your time and consideration and I look forward to speaking with you soon.
How to write a leasing consultant 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 leasing consultant
- 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