Hiring Manager’s Name
341 Company Address
Palo Alto, California, 94301
Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],
In response to the posting for a Sales Manager at Epic Scope Technology, I am writing to demonstrate my interest in this position since I believe I have the necessary expertise and qualifications. Based on my many years in sales, marketing, management, and customer service, I am proficient and competent in my skills and knowledge.
As the previous Director of Sales at LT Design, I have had experience in recruiting, training, and developing my sales team nationally. I understand what it takes to manage a team, develop strong relationships with clients, efficiently meet sales quota, and maintain a vibrant and ambitious attitude as a representative for my company.
For the past 3 years as the Director of Sales, I persistently exceeded quotas and generated sales of at least $120,000 per fiscal quarter. I am confident in my abilities to do the same and perform well for Epic Scope Technology. I’ve also managed a sales team and have trained each of them to be a motivated sales representative for my company. I’ve successfully taught strategic sales and operations to my team, applying effective sales tactics that have proven to exceed quotas. With this managerial background, I can certainly achieve the same as a Sales Manager for Epic Scope Technology.
I understand Epic Scope Technology is growing rapidly in the tech industry, and you have recently merged with Slackpot Productions Inc, which has a huge focus in both design and technology. I have been in the product design industry for many years and understand both fields very well. With my industrial knowledge in both design and technology, I can easily and effectively meet sales objectives for Epic Scope Technology.
It is with great interest and enthusiasm that I apply to this position. With my strong work ethic and pro-activeness, I believe I can contribute a lot to Epic Scope Technology. Both my sales and managerial background, in addition to my industrial knowledge, makes me the perfect fit for this job.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I sincerely hope you will allow me the opportunity to prove my skills and experience through an interview. I look forward to hearing from you.
Cover Letter Examples for Sales and Marketing Jobs
When you are writing a cover letter for a position in sales, marketing, or public relations, it's particularly important to do a stellar job of selling yourself. That's because potential employers will very likely see your ability to sell yourself in this letter as a preview for how you'd sell the company (and its products) if you should land the job. Here are a few tips for how to write a strong sales, marketing, or public relations cover letter and what you should include.
Quantify Your Past Achievements
Take the time to make sure your letter includes quantifiable achievements. For instance, you can mention sales volume achieved or surpassed, responses to marketing email blasts, churn ratios optimized, or other measurable successes. Numbers are a great way to show your value.
Format Your Achievements to Make Them Visually “Pop” on the Page
The best way to make your quantifiable achievements catch an employer’s eye on a cover letter is to set these unique accomplishments off from the text with bullets. It is also highly effective to boldface sales numbers or percentages. For example, qualifications I can bring to the table include:
- Consistently growing YOY sales by 20% each year for the last five years;
- Introducing new website SEO strategies that heightened monthly page views from 10,000 to 50,000 within one month.
- Designing and launching a dynamic referral program that increased customer referrals by 60%.
Show Employers How You Would Offer an Advantage
Make it easy for potential employers to see why you would be a good candidate for their team. What are your skills? What would you bring to the company? This is your chance to pitch yourself and make a strong argument for your candidacy. You can discuss achievements in previous positions, as well as mentioning specific markets you would target and goals you would establish if you got the job.
Share Details on Skills
Discuss the skills and credentials that are specifically related to what the employer is seeking in a candidate. Here is more information on marketing skills, and here you'll find relevant skills for people in sales positions.
But aim to discuss your skills in the context of previous achievements — rather than just saying "I'm results driven," give a specific example that demonstrates how you’ve triggered sales growth or increased your client base.
Make It Easy to Read
Avoid long strings of adjectives. If your paragraphs are growing lengthy, consider breaking them up with bullet points to make them easier to scan.
Personalize Your Cover Letter
You wouldn't give the same sales pitch to two different advertisers, right? And, similarly, your marketing strategy would be different if you were targeting millennials or going after baby boomers. Make sure your pitch in the cover letter is calibrated to your audience — write a letter that targets the company and its needs.
Review the examples of sales and marketing related cover letters below to get ideas for your own letters, then customize your letters for each job application, explaining how you are the best qualified candidate.
Your objective is to write a compelling cover letter that highlights your sales achievements, qualifications, and experience.