This cover letter of a director of operations is a good example of how to catch employers' attention. It starts by stating that the candidate has seven years of solid experience and that hiring her would mean no down time as she would be able to contribute on day one. The second and third paragraphs go into more detail about her skills and give concrete examples of what she was able to achieve for her past employers, helping them successfully launch products and businesses from the ground up. She ends her cover letter with an invitation hard to refuse wherein she emphasized how she could excel in any type of environment.
(Hiring Manager's Name)
(City, State, Zip)
Dear (Hiring Manager's Name):
Seven years of solid, in-depth operations management. As you'll see on the enclosed resume, the depth of my experience offers you the opportunity to hire a seasoned professional -- one who can begin being productive at once. Your advertisement for a [position title] caught my eyes immediately and I am excited about the opportunity to share my experience, knowledge and energy with [company name].
In my most recent position as the Director of Operations, I have demonstrated a tremendous ability to support and maintain numerous operational business objectives. I am seeking new professional challenges and am eager to put my acquired knowledge towards the growth and development of your organization. I work diligently to provide excellence in all my professional endeavors and have earned a reputation of integrity, initiative and results-driven work ethic.
I have been integral in the creation and launch of two different businesses with full responsibility for establishing market positioning. I specialize in assessing market needs and introducing products that capitalize on growth opportunities. I took ABC Company from start-up venture in 2005 to a fully established specialty company with projected revenue of $800,000 in 2009. It is this kind of forward thinking development that I would bring to [company name].
Should we have the opportunity to meet, you'll discover that my resume cannot reveal that I interact effectively with disparate business units, project management and quality control teams. That I excel in an environment replete with rapid change, frequent challenges and tight deadlines. That I continually seek out and capitalize on new business opportunities to support the growth and development of an organization.
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