9 Sherbrooke St., New York, NY, 10445
Email: [email protected]
October 21, 2014
Attention: Sarah Ingills
Human Resources Officer
Ascot Enterprises Ltd.
Dear Ms. Ingills,
RE: SALES REPRESENTATIVE – CARGO DIVISION
I wish to apply for the above position, as advertised in the New York Times on October 15, 2014.
I am interested in this position because I like working with people, enjoy a challenge and am looking to diversify my skills in a new career role. I relish the opportunity to join a trusted company and sell a quality product.
I have many skills that I believe make me an excellent candidate. I am a trained primary school teacher and have spent the last six years teaching. Through working with these little people I have developed exceptional oral communication skills, including the ability to use my sense of humor and enthusiasm to engage children, be persuasive, think on my feet, and change tact, method of delivery and the language I use to suit my audience. These skills I believe would be of great benefit in a sales-based position as they give me the ability to relate to, and build rapport, with anyone, from corporate customers to small independent business managers. I am also able to 'read' people to gauge their mood and reactions to what I am saying, which is of huge advantage when negotiating.
Furthermore, I have a strong work ethic, excellent computer skills, problem-solving ability and the ability to keep and maintain organized paperwork, as these skills are an integral part of day to day teaching. I am used to working to deadlines, setting realistic personal and work-based goals, and enjoy pushing myself to achieve and surpass the goals I have set. My ability to work autonomously and demonstrate initiative and drive without needing direct supervision make me a brilliant candidate.
Thank you for the opportunity to apply for this position. I look forward to hearing from you soon.