Cover Letter Sample
18 February 2012
85 Carlton Road
Re: Sales Assistant Vacancy (vacancy number 40568)
I am writing to apply for the position of sales assistant at your company, which was
advertised in the Guardian on 14 February 2012.
For the past two years I have worked as a sales assistant at a busy shoe store, where I have
developed my customer service skills. Although I have greatly enjoyed this role, I am looking
for a new challenge that will provide me with the opportunity to further develop my retail
I have enclosed my CV to support my application. It shows that I will bring important skills to
the position, including:
time management and strong organisational skills
high-level customer service
cash-handling and sales ability
motivation and dedication.
I have been a customer of ABC Sales for a number of years and have always been
impressed by the quality of service I have received. I am enthusiastic and professional, and I
believe I would fit well into the company’s team culture and contribute to the ongoing
success of the sales department.
I would very much enjoy having the opportunity to talk with you further to discuss the
requirements and expectations of the position, and how I could use my skills to benefit ABC.
Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to hearing from you.
This Cover Letter can be used alongside Sample CV 1 (Template) in the CV
Section of our Help Zone. It provides evidence of the candidate’s relevant
retail experience, whilst also expressing enthusiasm in the specific position.
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