What should your cover letter for a Sales Assistant post contain?
A cover letter is meant to get an employer to contact you for interview – or at least look at your CV / resume. So before you write your covering letter, read and analyse the advertisement and job specification carefully then highlight your skills relevant to the post for which you are applying.
Make sure you check for spelling and grammar before you send your letter.
Sample Cover Letter for a Sales Assistant
40 Any Rd
Tel: 0208 888888
5 Any Street
Dear Mr Wellman,
Re: Vacant Post of Senior Sales Assistant
I wish to apply for the position of Senior Sales Assistant as advertised in the Anytown Gazette and on The Personal Development Cafe website. Please find enclosed my CV for your consideration.
As you can see from my attached CV, I am a highly experienced and trustworthy Sales Assistant. I have been a keyholder responsible for cashing up and banking takings. I possess excellent customer services skills gained in prestige retail outlets.
My key skills and qualities include:
- Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written
- Honest and reliable
- Excellent team leader / worker
- Able to keep calm and professional in difficult situations
- Good numeracy and literacy skills
I am confident, outgoing and a great team player. I believe that given the opportunity I would make a positive addition to your team as this role would utilise the skills I already possess and allow me to gain further skills and experience.
If you require any more information I would be happy to provide it and can be contacted either by telephone on the numbers on my CV or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. I am available for interviews and hope to hear from you soon.
Yours sincerely,[sign here]
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Before you send out your cover letter, please remember how important it is to check for grammar and punctuation. Sometimes a word transposed or omitted can have a devastating effect. Just look at some of the worst CV mistakes for examples of bad grammar and punctuation.
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