The cover letter example below is that of a senior level communications executive applying for a position as vice-president of communications. The applicant possesses 13 years of experience within diverse industries and directly as government advisor. She has a track-record of building market recognition, increasing customer awareness and providing the foundation for strong and sustainable revenue growth.
February 15, 2007
City, State, Zip
Dear Mr./Ms. _________________,
The world of communications has changed! No longer a "behind the scenes" function churning out press releases. Today, corporate/government communications is one of the most critical and most visible functions within a successful organization. A qualified candidate must be strategist, writer, public speaker, relationship builder, and more.
This is the expertise I bring to [company name]. With 13 years' professional experience within diverse industries and directly as government advisor, I have demonstrated my ability to build market recognition, increase customer awareness, and provide the foundation for strong and sustainable revenue growth.
The breadth of my experience spans markets worldwide and includes the complete portfolio of corporate communications and PR functions. I am successful in combining creative talents with more structured general business skills to deliver communications programs that are cost-effective, market appropriate and profitable. Equally solid is my performance in strategic planning, team building/leadership, organization development, project management, and general administrative affairs.
Currently, I am exploring new opportunities and would welcome a personal interview for the position of (Vice President of Communications). I appreciate your time and consideration, and look forward to meeting with you.