Page 20 of the Cover Letter Tutorial: More Examples of Attention-Grabbing Openers
Cover Letter Openers: More Attention-Grabbing Cover Letter Opening Paragraphs
- Dear Mr. Cutts:
Having been employed with Hawaiian Tropic previously I know firsthand that your corporation is a strong and growing organization in which I could meaningfully contribute the management and marketing experience I’ve gained through both education and experience.
Dear Mrs. Thomason:
Perhaps you should not consider me for an internship unless you want an energetic dynamic and dedicated individual. In a fast-paced and growing world it is important to be flexible open-minded and prepared for change. In addition to possessing these attributes I am confident that I could make a valuable contribution using information technology and management training garnered through both education and experience.
Dear Ms. Ashlin:
After reading your advertisement in the newspaper I knew I had to contact you immediately. As requested in your ad I am a highly motivated person who works hard to accomplish my vision for the future. The success of your company fits perfectly within my vision and I firmly believe I possess the tools to help your company thrive.
Dear Mr. Koppel:
As a seasoned cruise traveler and worker in the hospitality industry I am well aware of your company’s outstanding status as an industry leader. My education and experience in marketing customer service sales information systems Spanish language and worldwide travel would enable me to enhance the success of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
Dear Ms. Patria:
I was excited to see the position of marketing coordinator for Mamma Mia’s Pizza in Sunday’s Star Ledger. I am currently a delivery person for your Glen Ridge location and am very impressed with your company’s values philosophies and of course . . . your pizza! My past work experience education and knowledge of the company would enable me to contribute to the success of Mamma Mia’s Pizza.
Dear Ms. Hinkle:
What person interested in working in the rental car business wouldn’t want to bring motivation and talent to the industry leader? I am extremely interested in working in this industry and that’s why I’m applying for the manager trainee position.
Dear Mr. Brookfield:
Over the last four years I have been an avid consumer of your company’s automobiles. I have a passion for what your company produces and I know I can infuse this same energy in all the work I do for you. I have a solid educational background as well as extensive experience in a number of related fields and I would be thrilled to contribute my talents to your organization.
Dear Mr. Hagman
I would like to become an asset to your management staff as a general office manager. I am convinced that O’Dell & Lee Inc. will benefit from my training as a management major at Arizona State University and my prior experience at your office.
Dear Ms. Hudnut:
The knowledge and experience I have obtained throughout my four years of college education and work experience make me an exceptional candidate for the sales manager position you have advertised in the Wall Street Journal.
Since one of the main purposes of your letter is to get you an interview a particularly arresting opener for a cover letter is one that asks for an interview right off the bat. Note the confident tone of this opener:
- Dear Mr. Amarr:
I’d like to talk with you about becoming a management trainee with your firm. When I join your company I will bring with me not only a strong educational background but also the dedication to get the job done.
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