How do you explain work gaps in your professional career. Like if you took a few months or years off the job? Sometimes being too honest can cost you the job interview - like if you simply couldn't find any work or had to quit for health reasons. Or you got married and stayed home with kids for a while. How do you narrow down explaining that long unemployment period, and how do you turn it into a golden opportunity? This cover letter is worth a try and customize if you must:
Dear HR Manager,
I am writing to express my earnest intention in applying as a Marketing Officer of your company. As you can see from my resume, I am a college graduate with the required qualifications for this position. In addition to this, I also have a strong work track record in online marketing. In my last employment, I was responsible for directing a sales team, which reached its primarily goal of growth sales within its first year.
In addition to my degree, I am also knowledgeable with different softwares such as Adobe in-design, using SaaS CRM and Microsoft office tools. I am a self-starter with good written communications skills.
Having said that, you may notice a period of which I was not actively employed by a corporation. During this time, I pursued other entrepreneurial interests that have strengthened my decision and management skills. I even underwent a training program. I took part in a non-profit organization which helped the homeless integrate back into society. My time at this local organization as a Coordinator tested my endurance, problem analysis and people skills to the extreme on a day-to-day basis. It was good training either way. I was able to run a small community profit-sharing business, doing budget allocations and grassroots marketing, as part of this period. Now I bring these notable troubleshooting skills to the table, which I believe will be beneficial to your company.
I may not have the traditional consecutive number of work experience years as the other applicants, but I bring with me a solid, disciplined work ethic and a true passion for marketing. I would be interested in discussing with you how these skills, can make a difference to your organization. I am hoping to hear from you soon.
Thank you very much.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
I have the utmost desire to join your thriving and conscientious business known for its sustainability and quality products. I have six years experience in Inventory Management and an excellent record on plant operations. My experience has allowed me to manage daily teams on the production floor, increasing production yield of 50 tons of product per hour while logging in a hundred accident-free hours. As a production manager, I am knowlegeable in OSHA, EPA, MSHA regulations.
I am highly-motivated, hands-on professional that can assure you of optimum plant management performance with cost-effectiveness and high industry compliance in mind.
Shoul your organization need an individual of my potential, I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you. Feel free to call me at my number.