This cover letter example was written for a pharmaceutical sales representative. The pharmaceutical industry is very competitive with many multinationals offering medications for the same range of medical conditions. The applicant is well aware of that fact and emphasized right away in the first paragraph that she was someone aggressive (in the positive sense, of course) who could get results. In sales, numbers speak volumes and the applicant in this instance knows that full well. Later in the cover letter, she enumerated some key attributes such as her proven track record, her understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, her ability to cultivate relationships with decision-makers and her ability to manage client accounts. One would expect no less from someone claiming to be a top performer.
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(Contact Job Title)
(Company City, State, Zip)
Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. (Last Name):
As a best-in-class DME/Pharmaceutical Sales Manager with an outstanding background in successful sales and marketing programs, I am seeking to align myself with a progressive company poised for strong growth and market expansion. With extensive experience working with talented sales teams, meeting aggressive revenue targets, and delivering first-class sales solutions, I am confident that I can help your company meet aggressive goals as well.
Capitalizing on my success at Laboratory Corporation of America, I am seeking a professional opportunity to leverage my exceptional sales record and proven account management skills to benefit your company as well as your clients. With my practical experience and demonstrated success, I have the drive and talent to quickly become a top performer within your organization.
With this goal in mind, I have attached a resume outlining my qualifications. Some of my key strengths and accomplishments include:
Given my sales accomplishments and invaluable expertise, I would like an opportunity to discuss the value I can bring to your organization. I appreciate your consideration and look forward to meeting with you.
Denise E. Sample