Be careful not to be too long-winded or pompous. Don't flatter outrageously and stay clear and specific. Your letter should be no longer than one page. Choose your words carefully and be compelling in your formulation.
Use these downloadable templates to
create your own CV or cover letter. You can also look at examples of
completed CVs and cover letters to help you personalise your own
The following are two examples of sales cover letters:
I enclose a copy of my resume in response to a posting on your website for a summer internship in the Buying/Planning Department.
Currently, I am a junior at.............with an anticipated graduation date of May 2013.
Having experienced many years of excellent customer service at Macy's, I welcome the opportunity to fulfil a summer internship that will give me a level of experience to succeed in the accounting industry.
I have a strong background in customer service and inventory management
gained in the consultant and finance industry. As a bridal consultant I
dealt with various manufacturers and attended many bridal expos,
enhancing my knowledge of that sector.I had the opportunity of
supervising a staff of four, providing them with sales tactics that
increased store profitability. My nine years of business experience
together with my academic skills make me a candidate with potential and
leadership skills that will benefit Macy's.
I welcome the chance to work for Macy's, a company leading the retail
industry for over 80 years with a reputation to be envied in fashion. I
look forward to pursuing this opportunity at interview and eagerly await