Career change cover letter sample
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1400 Main St.
Sometown, PA 11111
Phone: (215) 555-5555
Jan. 10, 2017
VP Business Development
15 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 12345
I am writing to you as a fellow graduate of Hofstra University (class of 2002) and would sincerely appreciate any insight you could provide me into McClain Companies. I have been working in sales for almost five years, and I am now looking to transition into corporate human resources at a company such as yours.
Although successful in my sales career, I have realized the aspects of my work I find most rewarding are all in HR-related functions. The following offers a few highlights of my qualifications:
- Solid foundation in HR affairs: As senior account executive, I have been responsible for a number of HR functions, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring and training new employees. A quick learner of complex concepts and legal issues, I am eager to broaden these competencies.
- Dynamic communication style: I am adept in building relationships, consensus and a shared sense of purpose. I am known for my ability to quickly establish trust with employees, mediate disputes and motivate others into action.
- Experience in corporate training: A constant throughout my sales career has been my passion for the design and delivery of staff development programs. Comfortable and experienced giving both large and small-group presentations, I have conducted hundreds of training seminars for diverse audiences across all organizational levels.
If you know of anyone within McClain Companies who might be looking for someone with my qualifications, I would be very grateful for your referral. Thanks in advance for any assistance you may be able to provide.
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Dear Mr. Sentner,
I am very interested in the Research Coordinator position at Abbot Labs. The skills I have honed through extensive experience as an Attorney translate well to the position. Additionally my undergraduate degree was in Biology garnering me solid lab experience.
Applicable skills include strong research ability excellent analysis strong written and verbal communication skills. Additionally I am very knowledgeable about the requirements pharmaceutical companies have in careful research study design. My time practicing patent law has given me the ability to keep up with all clinical research methods and design on the cutting edge.
Years of working in patent law has also honed my interpersonal abilities. I have garnered significant experience in serving as a liaison between clients and the US Patent Office. This lends itself well to work as a research coordinator as I would serve as a liaison between the company and the FDA.
I am certain that you will agree my particular blend of skills are not only wholly transferable to the Research Coordinator role but also make me a particularly well-suited choice. I look forward to meeting with you in person to further discuss how my skill set can assist your company. I can be reached at (555)987-1234.