Example of a Cover Letter from a Graduate Direct to a Potential Employer

Peter Fisher

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It can be difficult for a new graduate to know what to include in an exploratory letter to a potential employer. This is an example to show how a cover letter from a graduate direct to a potential employer should look like. In this case the fictitious organization ‘Yorkshire Investments Limited’ is known to employ insurance telesales and telemarketing operators.

"Dear Mr. Abcdef,

Having an outgoing personality, plus a total of 4 months vacation sales experience, and my recently completed degree, I am confident of being a strong candidate for a position of an insurance telesales operator for Yorkshire Investments Limited.

I have recently graduated from the University of Leicester with a degree in English & Marketing, where I was president of both the Business Leaders of Tomorrow group and the University Marketing Society.

Although a recent graduate, I do not consider myself typical. I attended college in Cheshire, and in Manchester and I supported myself by working at jobs in local radio advertising sales, magazine subscription sales, and bar keeping work. All of these jobs have enhanced my interpersonal and sales skills and rounded out my formal education.

I am told that I have the maturity, skills, and abilities to establish a career in insurance sales with Yorkshire Investments and living close to home in Yorkshire would be a real added bonus.

I will be available to attend interview any time this month, and I'd really welcome the opportunity of discussing this position with you. If I may, I will follow up this letter with a brief phone call to see if you would be agreeable to arrange a time to meet.

Yours Sincerely,

Michelle Barnes"

You will note that this cover letter from a graduate to a potential employer is not too pushy, yet highlights all the qualities that would make her a good candidate. Asking for a meeting is essential as the credibility of her sales ability would be destroyed if she failed to do so.

Peter Fisher is an expert Author and Publisher. He is webmaster for, amongst others, Cover Letter World where you will find everything you might need to help you write an effective CV Cover Letter


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